Bill Clinton Refuses To Criticize Edward Snowden, Says Next President Should Be A Woman

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Lately Bill Clinton has not been doing the president many favors. First, the "is" definition-challenged former president had some harsh words about Obamacare, and most recently in an overnight question-and-answer session before a standing-room-only crowd in a Beijing hotel ballroom, Clinton who was in Beijing for meetings with China’s President Xi Jinping as well as to promote the work of his New York-based philanthropic organisation, the Clinton Foundation, while withholding comments on Obama - whose approval rating has plunged to an all time low - refused to criticise Edward Snowden. Instead he said he believed it was "perfectly legitimate" for the US government to search “big data pools… to see if there are patterns of communication between certain numbers or sites and others known to be in the possession of terrorist groups”. But he went on, via AFP: “The question is when, if ever, is the government justified in going beyond the patterns to listen to telephone calls, read emails, read text messages, and who’s supposed to decide that? Mr Snowden obviously thought that it was excessive.

He added:

The fact that Snowden was able to receive a top-secret security clearance despite having only been a contractor for several months “made me think that we are on the verge of having the worst of all worlds: We’ll have no security and no privacy”, Clinton added.

 

“I think the US and China and everybody else, we’re going to have to be more upfront with each other and probably with our own people about what it is we’re looking for and listening to,” he said.

Of course, it is unlikely that anything will change, much to the detriment of US companies with international operations such as Cisco, whose revenues are projected to tumble in big part due to the blowback resulting from the Snowden revelations. Whether this will be a limited, one-time event remains to be seen.

More amusingly, among Clinton's other comments was his speculation on the gender of the next US president.

Former US president Bill Clinton hopes there will be a woman in the White House in his lifetime and will support his wife Hillary in whatever she decides to do, he told a Chinese audience on Monday.

 

Hillary, who earlier this year stepped down as US secretary of state, has not yet said whether she plans another presidential run after her failed 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination.

 

“I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as for America,” Clinton said at a conference organised by the respected Chinese financial magazine Caijing.

 

“But I do not know if she’s going to run, and there is no such thing as a sure thing in politics,” he added.

 

In a question-and-answer session before a standing-room-only crowd in a Beijing hotel ballroom, Clinton, who was president from 1993 to 2001, was asked whether he envisages becoming a “first husband” in the future.

 

“You know, if I knew the answer to that, I couldn’t say,” he responded. “But I can give you an honest answer: I have no idea.”

 

He called his wife “the ablest public servant I have ever worked with” and said that he would support her whatever decision she makes on a White House run.

 

“If that’s what she wants to do, I will support her,” Clinton said. “But if she decides for whatever reason she doesn’t, I will support that.”

 

“It’s very interesting for us; we still feel young and we still feel healthy,” he added, noting that compared with several decades ago, he believes his wife now is “less motivated… by a fear of failure”.

Naturally, it would only be logical that the first female Fed chair be followed by the first female president. One can only hope, however, that in both cases it is not some gender quota driving the choice but the candidate with the best credentials. Then again, considering the current sorry state of the US economy, one wonders what difference does it make just who the next US president will be.

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Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:19 | 4164836 VD
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Fuck you Billy Boy.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:21 | 4164841 john39
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If globalist Bill Clinton is fluffy Snowden, you have to suspect that Snowden, like Assange, is some type of a set up for events to come.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:25 | 4164852 GetZeeGold
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Bill is just getting it done this week!

 

He's supporting the public that's getting scammed and supporting patriots.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:25 | 4164866 krispkritter
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 'Says Next President Should Be A Woman'  That rules out Hillary then...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:27 | 4164878 overmedicatedun...
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damn bill say what? have you asked diebold who it supports?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:30 | 4164894 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Public servant my ass...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:50 | 4164988 icanhasbailout
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Next President should be a woman... and as long as it ain't Hillary, he'll hit it

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:57 | 4165032 Mad Mohel
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He wasn't implying Hillary. He was in the OR when they were removing her cock and balls.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:01 | 4165051 Chupacabra-322
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Billy boy is nothing more than a Criminal Coke snorting, Mesa CIA coke importing coke head. Piece of shit War Criminal too.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:07 | 4165074 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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Mena... sorry had to fix that

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:24 | 4165140 Keyser
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I've got no problem with the next POTUS being a woman, as long as it's NOT Hildabeast. Elizabeth Warren is someone I could get behind in the next election though.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:26 | 4165153 Clowns on Acid
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Oh yeh... the 1st American Indian as President......

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:56 | 4165258 johnQpublic
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fuck competency

lets just get 'em in by race and gender

we need a black one...check

a woman ....check

a mexican, an indian(both kinds)...fuck it, whatever to round out the gender race circle of life

next a transgender japanese bukake star

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:20 | 4167579 Flakmeister
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Explains W. then, autistic morons are a fast growing demographic...

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 05:41 | 4168814 Pizza man
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Here's an idea, Let's keep electing retread, thug crony pols and hope for a different outcome.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:09 | 4165290 Keyser
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Well, old, cranky white guys have been doing a bang-up job as POTUS for the last 100 years, haven't they? 

Since I got junked for my comment above, let me qualify it a little better. When compared to Hildabeast, I could get behind Warren for POTUS. 

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:21 | 4165355 beercandad
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Slick willie was the first black pres..........

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:34 | 4165673 Four chan
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the mena murders should have put that manchrian candidate away along with all the bushes.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:55 | 4165754 remain calm
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Bill, should she be a lesbian too?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:26 | 4165643 maskone909
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i wouldnt even get behind her for coitus.

edit, yeah i prob would.

 

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 14:15 | 4165870 johny2
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having to share same plane of existence with Clinton is sure sign that I have something to pay for. 

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:08 | 4167536 BigSpruce
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Ok Keyser we get it - your crush on elizabeth warren is hot.. We hear you loud and clear you want to take her from behind..

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:46 | 4165474 orez65
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"Elizabeth Warren is someone I could get behind in the next election though"

How clever, then we would have a "Native American" woman be president!!

You need a brain transplant.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:09 | 4165309 SilverDOG
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Mad Mohel

HILARIOUS !

Because it is the TRUTH !

*****

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:15 | 4165599 silverserfer
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he was talking about himself, both he and Hillary had sex change operations bacl in 2002.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:27 | 4164879 Sudden Debt
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WATCH IT!! SHE'LL SHEW YOUR DICK LIKE IT'S TOBACCO!!

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:32 | 4165173 DaveyJones
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Bill Clinton: I don't give a fuck about anything but making my wife president because I fucked so many

what was the question?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:00 | 4165046 Ignatius
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Slick Willie is plying the left/right mind fuck by trying to define the new territory of the left (compassion for Snowden/woman President).

What a fuckin' phony.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:02 | 4165060 Chupacabra-322
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What a fuck'n Criminal.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:28 | 4165654 Freddie
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LOL!  Hilarious.  Effing smoking chimps.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:26 | 4164873 SafelyGraze
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Beause Michelle

Michelle 2016

hugs,
mister bills 

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:52 | 4165001 CrimsonAvenger
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First country to elect a Wookie as president. I think I'd be proud for the first time ever.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:15 | 4165108 Hobbleknee
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or he's speaking out of both sides of his mouth to get votes for his wife.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:28 | 4164881 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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we have a winner!!!

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:35 | 4164915 mofreedom
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Hill has a weiner!!!

Fixed it for ya!

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:35 | 4165416 Zadig
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It's just to dupe the voters into believing there will be an anti-NSA candidate running for puppet emperor in 2016. 

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:07 | 4166135 sgt_doom
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john39, clown troll.....

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:44 | 4164969 rubiconsolutions
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Bill and Hillary Clinton are grifters in the truest sense of the word:

grift  (grft) Slang

1. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle. [see: Clinton Global Initiative]
2. A swindle or confidence game. [see: careers of William and Hillary Clinton] v. grift·ed, grift·ing, grifts v.intr.
To engage in swindling or cheating. v.tr.
To obtain by swindling or cheating.
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:58 | 4165267 johnQpublic
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whitewatergate

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:21 | 4165634 IrritableBowels
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ARKANCIDE

(dot com)

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:53 | 4166898 DaveyJones
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grifters - perfect

the sickest thing is how this nation offers up Hillary as a strong feminine role model 

a woman who sold her soul and stood by her man while he fucked everything that stood still so that one day, she would be politcally rewarded.  

it's three steps below lobbyist

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:32 | 4165170 f16hoser
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No, Really, FUCK YOU CLINTON!

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:28 | 4165380 Crash Overide
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Whatever happened to his brother Roger?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:02 | 4166108 robertsgt40
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I think I'm gonna hurl.  Slick Willy has a problem with Obamacare but didn't have a problem with Hillarycare?  WTF is he smoking? Never mind.  We already know.  Soros "backed" Obummer.  Now he's backing Hillary.  All from Chicago.  Hmmm

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:05 | 4166123 sgt_doom
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"You damn right!"

Responded future president of the USA, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:20 | 4164837 The Abstraction...
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Time to crown Snowden King of England?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:24 | 4164865 Sudden Debt
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nag... you need to be a drug addict,gay and have bad teeth to be a royal in England.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:26 | 4164875 john39
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and a pedophile.  perhaps the most important criteria.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:21 | 4164842 PTR
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Billy's stradling the fence.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 10:28 | 4164885 krispkritter
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I believe that's an intern...

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