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This gets me so hot for some reason. Mmm. Mmmmm. I love it when the tapeworm wiggles.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 2, 2008 6:13 PM

Huffington Post:

Bill Clinton today unleashed a salty stream of epithets to describe ... Todd Purdum, calling him "sleazy," "dishonest," "slimy" and a "scumbag."

They call that salty?

Posted by lostboy | June 2, 2008 6:43 PM

"skirt-chasing".... ugh. That phrase sucks even if you're using it to convey the mentality of the "posse".

Normally I would read this article right awy, but for some reason, it just seems kind of trashy.

Posted by Julie | June 2, 2008 6:43 PM

This would be a non-issue for a male candidate whose wife was flying around the world in the private jet of a wealthy woman who had become pregnant by someone else's husband. Can Hillary just NOT get a break?

Posted by elenchos | June 2, 2008 6:43 PM

isn't vanity fair known for their meticulous fact checking? and is it really difficult to believe that bill clinton is [still] a womanizing douchebag? or... maybe there's a vast LEFT-wing conspiracy working against them now. man, those clintons just can't win!

Posted by brandon | June 2, 2008 6:52 PM

Whatever the amount of conjecture and so on, Clinton opens himself up to it by hanging out with these creeps. It's the business stuff that gets me, not the skirts. These are some very sleazy people.

Posted by Fnarf | June 2, 2008 6:52 PM

That's not the salty stream Bill is used to unleashing.

Posted by Bont | June 2, 2008 7:27 PM

Bill's making a serious mistake getting this angry over it in public. He should have released a statement decrying the piece and then refrained from emitting a stream of epithets of any flavor. Number one: he's supposed to be acting presidential. Number two: getting that red in the face over it just increases suspicion.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 2, 2008 7:41 PM

Bill Clinton is just red-faced over anything and everything these days. Whatever happened to the easygoing good ol' boy, spooging all over his staff?

Posted by tsm | June 2, 2008 7:57 PM

So is Michele Obama fair game now for people to scrutinize

Posted by Odrama | June 2, 2008 8:50 PM

So Michele Obama is fair game now for people to scrutinize.

Posted by O-dra-ma | June 2, 2008 8:53 PM

Keep trying, @10/11. (But figure out how to post only once first.)

Posted by tsm | June 2, 2008 9:35 PM

man, im so over the skirt chasing crap. eli your coverage has been fat and very informative. this bill clinton bashing is not news, is yellow journalism at its worst.

arent u above this bill clinton likes chicks crap?

anyway, senator obama on to the white house!! im so glad this will soon be over.

Posted by SeMe | June 2, 2008 9:43 PM

I don't want him back in the WH any more than anyone else, but isn't Bill-bashing soooooo 1998?

Posted by Andy Niable | June 2, 2008 9:46 PM

"obama on to the white house"
Dream on; no way he'll win the Nov. election.

Posted by Odrama | June 2, 2008 10:00 PM

just wait for the MICHELLE HUESSEIN OBAMA vids where she calls y'all WHITIE and trashes whites yo. FUCK Y'ALL. HUSSEN OBAMA is gonna CRASH AND BURN cus y'all gonna not elect Hills, and it's all yo's fault for electing a MUSLIM with a WHITIE AMERICA HATING BITCH for a wife.

Posted by why'd he | June 2, 2008 10:04 PM

Good to hear from the all-important Youtube comments demographic, there, "why'd he". We'll, uh, keep it in mind.

Seme, the skirt-chasing stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. Clinton hangs with some VERY dubious "business" associates, and they have been under-scrutinized. That suspicious deal he did with Uzbekistan a while back is just the beginning.

Posted by Fnarf | June 2, 2008 10:12 PM

"There’s no actual allegation that Clinton has indeed been chasing skirts or doing anything illegal-"
Quick, get it on Slog!!!!

Posted by Just the Facts | June 2, 2008 10:35 PM

I was just reading about Bill Clinton's head-spinning-around tourette's fit in reaction to the mob of former henchmen talking smack about him on background, and weighing that against the full on assault the Bush White House is making against their former flunky who can't shut up, and it makes you wonder. With all that going on, Obama is the one with all the drama?

Obama looks pretty serene to me. It's over in the camps of the Bush-Clinton historical feud re-enactment club where all the teeth are being gnashed. It's like what if during the Civil War, the Civil War buffs started dressing up and replaying earlier battles? Yeah, I know.

Enough of all that.

Posted by elenchos | June 2, 2008 10:40 PM

He kind of reminds me these days of that old woman that lived in the merry go round in Mr. Roger's neighborhood; the one with the terribly red nose.

Posted by kelly | June 2, 2008 10:43 PM

Hey Jonah..... it ain't fucking 7:35am. It's 2:25am in MN. What time warp are you in? Your comments aren't enabled. You just trying to sleep in, but your auto posting fucked up? Busted, ya slacker! How did you fake the time stamp?

Posted by drewl | June 3, 2008 12:24 AM

Also, Jonah, that spider shit is old, old news. Decades old. Ask any Deadhead. Ah.... good times, good times.

Posted by drewl | June 3, 2008 12:35 AM

I'd still rather have Bill Clinton backing me up in a bar fight than Barack Obama.

Posted by Bob | June 3, 2008 6:11 AM


You mean Lady Elaine Fairchild. She was always my favorite; she didn't take shit from anyone.

Posted by Lou | June 3, 2008 6:23 AM

@23: Got a deal for you Bob - you take the Clintons for back up in your bar fight (which sounds like a foregone conclusion at this point), and that will free up Obama to run the country. We'll even throw in McCain to help you dodge those head blows . . . for what its worth.

Posted by Mary F | June 3, 2008 6:26 AM

Someone some day will write a really good book on both the monumental strengths and the stunning weaknesses of the Clintons. They really are amazingly interesting to watch. In the best tradition of Greek tragedy.

Race over tonight? Let's hope so.

Posted by Big Sven | June 3, 2008 7:59 AM

Thanks, Bob.

Posted by elenchos | June 3, 2008 8:15 AM

It is sort of interesting to watch past presidents in their post-presidential life. Nixon and Ford all but disappeared into obscurity. Carter, for all his unpopularity while in office, has reached nearly sainthood in his post-presidency. Reagan descended almost immediately into Alzheimer's. Bush the first rarely makes any public appearances.

Then there is Bill Clinton... He was so popular during his presidency, even at the worst of the Monica scandal. His charisma bowled over the press and the public, for the most part. It is really weird watching him completely loose it during Hillary's campaign. If he'd have self-destructed like that when he was running, he never would have become president himself.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | June 3, 2008 9:32 AM

We have arguably endured the worst presidency in the Republic's history, and it still goes on, shameless, unindicted, unapolgetic.

Yet an unsubstantiated hit piece on Bill riles and roils the grey water of the Clintons' alleged vast unpoopularity [sic] once again.

I'm surmising not a few of you out there would love to travel in the luxe Clinton pussy posse, were you only invited.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | June 3, 2008 10:10 AM

There is no truth to the rumor that John McCain's wife is a rich slut who stole him from a good wife who raise John's two little daughters while he was in captivity, or to the rumor that John McCain was sleeping with female lobbyists this year.

Other than the truth, that is.

But Republicants don't believe in the truth.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 3, 2008 10:26 AM

"isn't vanity fair known for their meticulous fact checking?"

Interstingly, the author doesn't even present this as FACT, but merely is repeating RUMORS fed him by his unnamed sources.

Weak at best.

Posted by Jamie | June 3, 2008 11:57 AM

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