Radley Balko writes what I'm too timid to say:
So here's a crazy theory that occurred to me the other day, and that gets more plausible the more I think about it: Clinton’s comments were calculated, but they may have been more sinister than even the activist I met knows. Clinton - perhaps subconsciously - was sabotaging his wife’s campaign.
Not so crazy a theory. I've long believed that Bill Clinton is torn between two impulses - a desire to embellish his own record by seeing his wife get the presidency and a desire to embellish his own record by seeing his wife not get the presidency. He is certainly psychologically damaged and complex enough to torpedo his wife's ambitions and equally damaged enough not even to be aware of it. Which makes it all the more Shakespearian. One huge reason not to put the Clintons back in the Oval Office is the lesson of the Bush years. Never under-estimate family rivalry. It fucks things up.
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