Paging Sean Spicer: Bill Clinton Hides In The Bushes

The Hill reports:

Former President Clinton posed between statues of his predecessor and successor at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas on Thursday, in a photo that quickly went viral.

Clinton was at the library to celebrate this year’s graduates from the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, which uses resources from four presidential centers, including Bush’s and Clinton’s.

Social media users quickly took to the playful photo, many making joking connections between Clinton posing between the Bushes to a Washington Post report in May that said Spicer dodged press “among the bushes” outside the White House after former FBI Director James Comey’s firing.

  • KnownDonorDad

    If he had just kept it in his pants, history would have been vastly different.

    • Bad Tom

      If he had just had the balls to admit he had had sex with “that woman”, history would have been vastly different.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        Yeah, I don’t know why he needed to keep it in his pants when nobody else was, but I agree with you about his not handling the aftermath well. But I’m still pissed at him for not having more sense than to board Loretta Lynch’s plane during the campaign.

        • FAEN

          IOKIYAR remember. Only the Dems have to be puritans. Ironic no?

        • Bad Tom

          Bill’s chat with Loretta Lynch pales in comparison to all the shit that’s been flowing out of the Trump WH since day one. And now we know it was happening during the campaign, too.

          FAEN’s comment is true: Only the Dems have to be puritans.

          • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

            Of course it does, but we are talking about a Republican base and media that were wanting to lock up or execute Hillary for being Secretary of State when a consulate attack happened, even though such attacks and deaths also happened under Bush. And they wanted to “lock her up” or execute her for the little “c” notation on some emails on her private server. Bill Clinton should know what we’re dealing with here and he should have avoided giving that Republican fulmination machine ammunition.

          • David L. Caster

            Yes, her little streak of Luddite didn’t do any of us a favor. I’m having a hard time forgiving that.

      • KnownDonorDad

        I wonder, though, how much of a difference would the admission have made? I’m pretty sure he still wouldn’t have been removed from office, and I suspect it still would have tainted Gore’s campaign.

        • Bad Tom

          He was impeached for lying under oath. The trial failed.
          But without his lie under oath, they had nothing.

          • FAEN

            This reminds me of when I was debating my GOP relatives about this during the Bush years. To them all Dems, specially the Clinton’s, were the devil πŸ™„. Anyway they were rattling on about how Bill lied etc and how he should be in jail to which I asked what punishment should G W face for lying and getting us into two wars that caused the deaths of American soldiers?

            Dude you could have heard a pin drop it got so silent. Interestingly they never brought that topic up again. 😏

        • FAEN

          IMHO Gore should have embraced all the good their administration accomplished instead of running away from Bill.

          • While I agree with you, and both know that would have never happened because Gore had to distance himself from Bill’s affairs to retain his (Gore’s) base, I also think Gore was greatly hampered by being one of the least charismatic politicians ever. He couldn’t sell himself, let alone any proposal he had. He just…….. droned. Incessantly. 😴

            Should be noted that years and years of speaking on causes he cares passionately about has made him infinitely better.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Kind of like Martin O’Marley good looking white male with no charisma to translate their political skills in the ballot box.

      • Droz

        Not just admit it, but call out Newt as well. THAT would have been fantastic!

        • FAEN

          Newt and the rest of them.

          • David Walker

            Yes, but de newter was seen as the champion of morality. Remember his contract on America.

          • Droz

            That makes it sound like he hired a hitman to assassinate America.

          • David Walker

            He did. They were called “republicans” and sold their souls to “the moral majority.”

        • bambinoitaliano

          That has always been the Democrats weakness. Passively letting the GOP spinning lies and never have the balls to call them out.

      • grada3784

        He was just acting like trade. Nothing more.

    • FAEN

      If the idiots in FL hadn’t gotten so confused by the butterfly ballot and SCOTUS not given the election to G W history would be vastly different too.

      • Jonathan Smith
        • FAEN

          HA!

      • Mark

        This would be an entirely different country and world today.

        • FAEN

          Right? 9/11 probably would not have happened, we wouldn’t have gone to war and wrecked Iraq thereby strengthening Iran, we wouldn’t be mired in Afghanistan, our economy probably wouldn’t have imploded….I weep yet again for what could and should have been.

          • Stev84

            At least there wouldn’t have been such a massive overreaction to 9/11. Not just with Iraq, but also building such a huge surveillance and security state

          • David Walker

            The translators of middle east languages would have been on the job informing intelligence, not fired because they were gay, and Gore would probably have been more likely to listen to the intelligence reports than the twig, who depended to far greater degree on what he was told. Sort of like now.

      • KnownDonorDad

        This is also true. Bitter irony that a Democratic official was responsible for the butterfly ballot. *facepalm*

        • FAEN

          I did not know that! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

      • Do Something Nice

        The election should have never been that close in Florida. But president blow job couldn’t help himself so 1 million Iraqi civilians are dead.

        Unprotected sex has consequences.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Correction, technically the Prophylactic Electoral College gave him the win, SC just interpreted and defined it. The EC must go because it is #Ribbed4HisPleasure

      • -M-

        Yes. All they had to do was say, ‘forget arguing about the chads and finish counting the absentee ballots’ but no the conservatives threw away even the semblance of legitimacy.

    • james1200

      Every single one of them cheated on their wives, going back to Thomas Jefferson (who preferred Sally Hemings to his white wife) down to FDR (he cheated from his wheelchair!) thru JFK and Clinton. Pretty much all the great ones cheated on their wives: it had no effect on how great they were as presidents. In fact, I can argue the goody-goody ones who didn’t cheat, like W. and Reagan, were among our worst presidents. Where they put their penis has NO bearing on what kind of president they were.

      • Stev84

        The Republicans who lead the impeachment all cheated too

        • FAEN

          But of course. They’re masters of projection.

        • Boreal

          Or diddled children.

        • james1200

          Yup. Excellent point.

      • Do Something Nice

        But Clinton’s blow job affected the election outcome. Focus groups showed that if he campaigned with/publicly supported Gore, it would negatively affect Gore, so Gore did it alone. Had there not been a blow job, he could have helped Gore and the election wouldn’t have been close enough in Florida to have them count chads.

        • james1200

          You’re talking about the reaction to it, which may have been what you said, but I was talking about how cheating on their wives is something all these guys do and it’s ridiculous to continually attack Clinton for it when some of our greatest also couldn’t keep it in their pants.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Yet the pussy grabber has no problem stealing the White House.

          • Do Something Nice

            Well, it was a confluence of things – primarily sexism, help from outside the country, Clinton going into the election with baggage – most of it undeserved and her/her campaign making a few mistakes.

            But I believe that our culture is such that Trump would have won against anyone. Because our culture sucks.

      • grada3784

        I always thought Jefferson took up with Sally Hemings after his wife died.

      • KnownDonorDad

        The issue was having sex with an intern. If I had sex with one of my students, with a similar power dynamic, I’d be sh*tcanned so quickly my head would spin.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Any man without a healthy sexual appetite will channel into acts of evil. You don’t need to look further than the religion institution.

      • nocadrummer

        Apparently, Obama is the only one who didn’t.
        I think he was too busy running the country, undoing W’s damage.

    • GeneInSJ

      Yeah, for him and many of us also. He’s human but was a qualified, successful president and any of his extra-curricular activities are, and were, nobody’s business.

      • KnownDonorDad

        It’s not the extracurriculars per se, it was having sex with an intern, which typically would get you fired – reckless act in the extreme.

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      If our insanely puritanical country would be filled with grownups who didn’t give a shit, history would have been different, too.

      The right was looking for something to “get” Clinton, and they eventually found it – the two adulterers and the pedophile did what they were supposed to do, holding those big rocks in front of those glass houses as they did….

      • KnownDonorDad

        I hear you about the hypocrisy, but as I said elsewhere in this section, he had sex with an intern. If I did that with a student, I’d be terminated. It was a reckless, self-destructive action with enormous consequences. Thankfully, President Obama never succumbed to such nonsense, and the right was itching to get rid of him more than Clinton.

  • Jonathan Smith
    • Acronym Jim

      I love the expression on Obama’s face. “No Bill, just…no.”

  • FormerMainer

    Cute. Bill has always been close to the Bushes and nice to see that level of camaraderie among former Presidents.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    That’s a cute and funny picture.
    My favorite campaign bumper sticker is still:
    BEAT BUSH, FLUSH QUAYLE

    • FAEN

      Quayle’s son is a NUT JOB! No surprise.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Eh, potato, potatoe…

    • johncAtl

      Mine goes further back – Don’t change Dicks in the middle of a screw. Vote for Nixon in ’72.

  • Todd20036

    Clinton had his faults, and I am nostalgic for his administration.
    The GOP proved even then to not give a damn about running the country, but only about “getting” the liberals.
    And that was 30 years ago

    • Do Something Nice

      Not me. Horrible for the poor. Signed DOMA.

      There was his good side and he did do some good things, but the bad outweighs the good.

      • FAEN

        Signing DOMA will forever be a nasty stain on his legacy.

        • nocadrummer

          At the time, there was a threat of a Constitutional Amendment to ban gays from marrying. It was far more likely to have passed at that time than it would have a year ago. He was somewhat backed into a corner on that.
          Now? I’m not so sure. If the GOP ends their attack on ACA, they’re going to attack gay rights. After all, that’s FAR more important than, say, repairing infrastructure or getting the Putin-Russians out of the U.S. government!

          • FAEN

            I’ve read that but personally I don’t think it would have passed. It really wasn’t needed to beat Dole but at the end of the day it is what it is and we’ll never know what the result would have been had he not signed it.

          • Ron

            Thank you for that nocadrummer! How quickly we forget history!

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          10-20 years from now, progressives will be discussing the stains on Obama’s legacy. In fact, some of them already have been for a while now. Clinton tried very early and perhaps somewhat naively in his presidency to push gay rights and faced a tidal wave of opposition from Republicans but also from within his own party. Sam Nunn was a Democrat.

          • Ron

            People forget how viciously antigay Sam Nunn a democrat forced a hateful sentament on the hill!

  • Troll Level: Bubba 😏

    • Gustav2

      Such a small man between giants of democracy!!!!!!!11111!!!!!

  • That is the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in weeks.

  • bkmn

    Was Loretta Lynch there too?

  • Ken M

    Still wondering, If Hillary had won, what would Bill’s title have been? “The First Man?”

    • KnownDonorDad

      First Gentleman, I imagine.

    • FAEN

      I would have loved had that happened.

    • edrex

      first person (singular)?

    • kareemachan

      First Dude.

  • safari
    • Boreal

      Good! This is unbelievable that this even went to trial.

      • ByronK

        But it’s going to be retried. Hopefully to be dismissed as nonsense.

        • kareemachan

          I’m just wondering about the previous jurors. What the HELL were they thinking?

          And, more importantly, how were they chosen?

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      • FAEN

        Exactly!

  • GeneInSJ

    We need this kind of humor right now!!! I love it!!!

  • i do adore this man. yes, as a far leftie i have to complain about a lot of stuff he did, and i do. but the man himself? i just think he’s so great. i can see why a large chested intern would be willing to suck him off under his desk. i’ve always heard/read he had the Touch when it came to the ladies. i often wonder why HRC would be with him. he was practically born with “I’ll cheat on you, if we get married. I won’t be able to help myself” tattooed on his forehead. it’s one thing to fuck a guy like that, but probably a stupid decision if you marry him. i’m speaking from experience. think of all the things she might have done/been… without him.

    • MBear

      1 – If one has the affinity for the flavour of penis, the opportunity to suck off the president would be grand, indeed

      2 – We have no idea what their relationship is about; that is between them. You might say cheating, they might say ‘cheating’ in public, but they also might be fine with the arrangement. It’s none of your business to judge someone else’s relationship.

      • i’m not judging! my own sanctified father was greatly like him, and his secretaries sucked him off when he was on the bench. so believe me, i know!

        just as i also know how my mother, (insert long line of letters representing awards and achievements for degrees in science) was not the Superstar should would’ve been if she’d not been so distracted by the public shame of being married to a “cheating” public official. even tho mom is basically a lesbian and stopped having sex with him after pumping out several of the required children, she was still really sad, mad and distracted, as the local papers when to great lengths to expose the dirt on my cheating father. he deserved it, imho, because it was stupid. fucking a secretary is one thing, fucking a drug addicted slug of a secretary is another, and she’s the one who put an end to his otherwise upwardly mobile political career. my mother is the one who bore the public shame for all that, every fucking time she left the house.

    • Tor

      Who knows? Maybe they had an agreement. Happens.

  • safari
    • KnownDonorDad
    • Halou

      “purify the blood of the Chechen people”
      Essentially an admission of guilt, as the families of gay men in Chechnya have been ordered to kill them themselves or else watch Kadyrov’s goons do it. Honor killings.

      At least one family is reported to have taken their son into the forest to kill him there, whether or not they hated him or if it was fear of what morbid acts the “police” would do, who knows.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    That is awesome.

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
  • Jeffg166

    The right will jump on this as disrespectful. Considering who’s in the White House currently it would be a stretch.

    • Halou

      In all of history never has a head of state been as universally disrespected as Donald Trump has. /s

    • Daveed_WOW

      I recommend that we achieve inner peace by visualizing a world without them.

  • Halou

    I am waiting for the day when Bill and Hillary Clinton have the chance to visit the ‘Donald Trump Precedent-ial Library’.
    http://www.palmerreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/bookshelf-full.jpg

    • Daveed_WOW

      You forgot the steaks and the neckties. And diplomas from Trump University.

      • Silver Badger

        And the chocolate cake.

    • thatotherjean

      Not one member of the Trump family deserves to be able to walk on that floor. A concrete bunker would be more fitting.

  • JWC

    good joke

  • Tor

    Now, that’s funny.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The man always had a flare for comedy. Well done.

  • RJ Bone

    Teehee bushes. Nice.

    I like Bill. I was critical of him during the Lewinsky scandal, but now I really feel that it was no one’s business at all. My better half and I reckon that he and Hillary long since had agreements about that sort of thing and had it never been brought out, no one would’ve cared. Besides, they used that (which happens all the fucking – pardon the pun – time in Washington by the majority of politicians, ESPECIALLY among the “pious”) against him because they couldn’t make anything else stick.

    So as far as that is concerned, meh.

    Dunno about other things, but there was way more done right during his presidency than in either Bushes or Hair Furor’s so far πŸ˜›

    • RJ Bone

      And considering DOMA and a few other things, that last bit says a lot πŸ˜‰