Although I mostly supported Bill Clinton’s politics, I always found him to be a narcissistic a-hole of the highest order. Since his wife’s loss in the primaries to Senator Obama, he is up to his old tricks, several newspapers are reporting.
From the (UK) Telegraph:
Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama’s victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support.
Mr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say that the former president’s future campaign role is a “sticking point” in peace talks with Mrs Clinton’s aides.
The Telegraph has learned that the former president’s rage is still so great that even loyal allies are shocked by his patronising attitude to Mr Obama, and believe that he risks damaging his own reputation by his intransigence.
A senior Democrat who worked for Mr Clinton has revealed that he recently told friends Mr Obama could “kiss my ass” in return for his support.
This is exactly why Obama can’t choose Mrs. Clinton as his running-mate. President Obama would have to contend with Bill’s wacko behavior and oddball demands all the time. I can guarantee that if Mrs. Clinton were Vice President, ol’ Bill would find some way to screw up and get back in the papers. He is just that self-centered and egotistical.
He really is, on a personal level, a terrible, terrible person. A male Celine Dion, if you will.