"[Bill] Clinton doesn’t like to play an overtly political role anymore; he enjoys the statesmanlike aura that surrounds any ex-president, and he is not about to undermine it, even for his wife’s campaign," - Matt Bai, New York Times Magazine, December 23, 2007.

He admirably cops to it here. Glossary for Dish award criteria here.

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