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View Diary: Bill Clinton: I Shouldn't Have Listened to Summers and Rubin [Substantive Update] (341 comments)

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  •  I hope you're right. (3+ / 0-)
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    sidnora, gmb, greeseyparrot

    There's been considerable criticism of what these guys did during the Clinton administration and discontent that they are now advising Obama. President Clinton doesn't have much in the way of history of covering people's backs. He does have a reputation for letting himself off the hook and leaving others on it, which is what it appears he has done here: "Hey, I made a mistake, but I see it now and that other guy, he's still listening to them." I think he's positioning himself so that when these guys are finally jettisoned, he looks good.  This is a move that ex-presidents are typically very careful to avoid.

    •  You do have a point. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm very aware of (and critical of) Summers and Rubin myself. And Clinton most certainly can be very self-serving - see my other comment on this thread for my personal experience with that.

      That said, if he's going "off the rez" with this statement, we should expect to see some sort of pushback from the WH, maybe even today. Maybe not public, but if WJC ends up "visiting" the Oval Office...

      I don't think Obama would just let him get away with that type of undermining.

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 05:24:48 AM PDT

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