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Top 10 Unfortunate Comments of the Clintons

by Lindsay Baker
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Bill and Hillary Clinton are generally quoted in the media with well-formed comments. At times, though, they completely abandon those in exchange for gems like these… (NOTE: as we are politically unbiased, we also have a top 10 unfortunate comments of George Bush).

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1. US Chamber of Commerce

We have a lot of kids who don’t know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, May 2006

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2. Comment on subpoenaed documents

I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.

First Lady Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents in 1998

3. To a Representative

We just can’t trust the American people to make those types of choices … Government has to make those choices for people.

First Lady Hillary Clinton commented to Representative Dennis Hastert, R-Ill, regarding her national health care plan and the issue of who should oversee the distribution of funds, 1993

Hillary Rodham Clinton

4. National Press Club

I have said that I’m not running and I’m having a great time being pres — being a first-term senator.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), commenting on her presidential ambitions when speaking at the National Press Club, July 20, 2001

5. In Court

It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.

President Bill Clinton, in his grand jury testimony concerning the Monica Lewinsky affair, August 17, 1998

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6. In Court

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

President Bill Clinton, denying the relationship that he later revealed to have occurred, January 26, 1998

7. Inaugural Address

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

President Bill Clinton, during his inaugural address, January 20, 1993

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8. Philadelphia

You know the one thing that’s wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.

President Bill Clinton, addressing a crowd in the Courtyard, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, May 28, 1993

9. USA Today

We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.

President Bill Clinton, as quoted in USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A

10. Black Entertainment Television

African-Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.

President Bill Clinton on Black Entertainment Television, November 2, 1994

Contributor: Lindsay Baker

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