An interesting rebuttal

A front page story at the SF Chronicle says President Clinton would have saved Social Security – if only the damn Republicans hadn’t been so obsessed with Monica Lewinsky.

Seems to me, we keep hearing that President Clinton would have “reformed Education, if only he hadn’t been distracted with Monica Lewinsky and those damn Republicans.”

And he would have “captured Osama bin Laden, if only he hadn’t been distracted with Monica Lewinsky and those damn Republicans.”

And he would have responded to the Khobar Towers bombings, and the bombing of the USS Cole, if only he hadn’t been distracted with Monica Lewinsky and those damn Republicans.

But…he did manage to focus on school uniforms and midnight basketball! :-)

I’m just playing. But this fellow over at the The American Thinker is not. He rebuts the Chronicle article, and very politely, I think, while giving one pause to consider that her assertions are not entirely plausible.

You’ll want to read BOTH articles.

I do like Noel Sheppard’s final question, though:

Of course, another truly delicious snippet of hypocrisy rests with the following obvious question that appears to have eluded Ms. Lochhead and her ilk: If Clinton was so prescient seven years ago with his concerns regarding America’s largest retirement program, why are today’s Democrats trying to convince the American people that President Bush is inventing a problem that doesn’t really exist?

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  • Denise

    Help! Your link to The American Thinker article re Clinton & SS reform isn’t working–it sends me back to the Chron (as it’s known around here).

    Thanks.

  • TheAnchoress

    Thanks for the heads up, Denise. Link is fixed.

  • http://awanderingconfluence.com/blog Sharon Ferguson

    “Ah whudda had a legacy, if only Hillary hadn’t thrown that ashtray at me!”

    He’s become his own parody!

  • Darrell

    Sharon,

    It was a Lalique candy dish, not an ashtray. That allowed Hillary to parse her words and say it never happened. She filed the appropriate paperwork to document the candy dish’s demise because it was part of the official inventory of the White House, of course, owned by the taxpayers. Woodward “broke” the story in his book on Hillary.

  • Darrell

    Bill would have invaded Iraq in 1998 if the Monika mess wouldn’t
    have gotten in the way. See speeches made by Clinton, Gore, and the rest of the key administration/DP officials. See also what they said about Saddam’s WMDs…

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