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14 Bill Clinton Quotes to Start the Day Right

Bill Clinton, variously referred to as “Bubba”, “Boy President” and “The Man from Hope”, has recently been traveling the country stumping for his wife, Hillary.

Bill, fondly recalls the 1990s as a time that the country was at peace and all was right with the world. We understand his views: we’re natural optimists ourselves.

However, we also understand fuzzy memories, so here’s a look at 1992-2000 in the words, spoken at that time, from our 42nd president, Bill Clinton.

On the Importance of Time:

“It wasn’t my finest hour. It wasn’t even my finest hour and a half.”
-–Bill Clinton, after giving an endless nominating speech for Michael Dukakis at the 1988 Democratic convention

On Archeology:

“You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That’s a good-looking mummy.”
-—Bill Clinton, looking at “Juanita,” a newly discovered Incan mummy on display at the National Geographic museum

Progress in Housing and Urban Development:

“Last year, the vice president launched a new effort to help make communities more liberal.”
-—Bill Clinton, during his 2000 State of the Union Speech. He meant to say “more livable,” and then made the same slip-up in a subsequent sentence, drawing uproarious laughter from Republicans

“I don’t know whether it’s the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system.”
-–Bill Clinton, on the White House

On the position of First Lady:

“You’d think he was running for First Lady.”
-–Bill Clinton, on George H. W. Bush’s criticism of Hillary Clinton

Nine more.

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Bill Clinton: 1992-2000, In His Own Words 


Bill Clinton: 1992-2000, In His Own Words

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