Friday, November 19, 2004
Peter Jennings Grilling A Clinton Burger
Jennings told him that historians ranked him second to last of all presidents in
terms of moral authority.
Squinting his eyes, an angry Clinton seethed, "You
don't want to go here. Not after what you people did. And the way you - your
network - what you did with Kenneth Starr. The way your people repeated every
little sleazy thing he did. No one has any idea of what that's like."
amazing exchange came after Clinton at first claimed he didn't care about the
verdict of historians.
"I had more support from the world when I quit
than when I started," he claimed. "And I will go to my grave being at peace
about it. And I don't really care about what [the historians] think."
Immediately, Jennings challenged Clinton, all but calling him a liar.
"Oh, yes you do . . . Excuse me, Mr. President. I can feel it across the
room. You care very deeply."
Jennings' challenge sent Clinton into a
thinly veiled rage, prompting him to threaten, "You don't want to go here,
What color is the sky in Clintons world?