Submissions Tagged 'Bill_Clinton'

In 1993, I was a congressional page for then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley.

Following one visit to the Capitol, then-President Bill Clinton stopped by the Speaker's office for a visit. Those of us staffers lucky enough were allowed to line up to greet him.

Of course, the call of nature came right before he arrived, and he used the water closet.

So he comes out of the restroom and is walking down the corridor lined with people. No one is shaking his hand--it was really bizarre.

Not to miss my brush with fame (as the Read more

Back in very late 1991 or early '92, I found myself working part-time for a newspaper called _Long Island Jewish World._ I was asked to attend a meeting of some big-time Jewish organization in Manhattan. The featured speaker was Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas and one of the "six-pack"—the half dozen Democratic candidates running for president.

I was unenthusiastic, being a supporter of the more left-liberal Tom Harkin, but after all I was being paid to cover the meeting, so off I went. Clinton began by talking about his ties to the Jewish hospital in Little Rock, then Read more

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