November 16, 2005

TONY TUGS HIS CAPE (via Rick Turley):

Esquire: Clinton is world's "most influential man" (Reuters, 11/15/05)

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is "The Most Influential Man in the World," according to Esquire magazine.

The magazine has designated him as "the most powerful agent of change in the world" despite his lack of electoral standing and the fact he was laid low by a heart attack ahead of last year's presidential election.

It's obvious nonsense, but to take just one of the examples they cite for his "influence," global warming--Mr. Clinton invited Tony Blair to a conference recently where the PM repudiated the Kyoto Treaty which Mr. Clinton supports and recommended the technological innovation recipe that President Bush just pioneered with China, Australia, etc.

Bill Clinton Calls Iraq 'Big Mistake' (LARA SUKHTIAN, 11/16/05, Associated Press)

Former President Clinton told Arab students Wednesday the United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, stoking the partisan debate back home over the war.

Yet Saddam is gone...curious....

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2005 3:50 PM

Knock any Republicans off Esquire's list, take away all the foreign males in positions of power who couldn't sell magazines to liberal U.S. readers if they earned the title, look at all the remaining male leaders within the Democratic Party and then assume Hillary is not a hermaphrodie, and you can see Bill Clinton would have been the magazine's only obvious choice for Most Influential Man in the World.

Posted by: John at November 16, 2005 4:07 PM

The "Most Influential Man in the World" is married to the "Smartest Women in the World". Can't get no better than that.

Posted by: AllenS at November 16, 2005 4:16 PM

Did Esquire have a falling out with Bono?

Posted by: carter at November 16, 2005 4:19 PM

Bill is "the most powerful agent of change in the world", huh?

Guess they didn't ask the people of Iraq, Ukraine, Lebanon, Liberia, Afghanistan, just to name a few countries that randomly pop into my head...

Posted by: b at November 16, 2005 4:27 PM

How many divisions does Clinton have?

Posted by: George B at November 16, 2005 4:34 PM

The Pope has way more influence than this creep, and the Holy Father doesn't buy cigars.

Posted by: obc at November 16, 2005 7:50 PM