Clinton on Letterman

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  1. JonS

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    I just saw one of the most funniest and awkward moments ever. On Late Night with David Letterman Bill Clinton was introduced and sat down, Letterman asked him about whether he still plays the sax, Clinton said yes "Sometimes I just sit and blow away." Everybody but Clinton laughed. I couldn't tell if it was a joke or if it was just a really bad choice of words. Anybody else see this?
     
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    Haha, i just saw the same thing. My guess is a bad choice of words, he didn't look like he knew what was goin on, then continued to talk about practicing on his saxamaphone.
     
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    Ah, figures. The guy comes across as intelligent and has many thoughtful and articulate things to say about world affairs, but it's the sexual innuendo that gets the attention. America, what a country!
     
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    I suspect it was an agreed on one-liner.

    The only way to deliver it was with a totally blank face, of course, or else it would have looked vulgar.

    (IMO, it's vulgar still.)

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    I'm agreement with Cees that he deliberately deadpan the delivery of that line. However, I disagree with it being vulgar.



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    That was a great show last night. While I still have a lot of mixed feeling about the guy; I enjoyed listening to what he had to say.

    The best line from Letterman after Clinton's ten minute answer to a small question:
     
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    And people thought Reagan was the only actor to become a president. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    Clinton was fascinating. Now that he doesn't have to worry about public opinion he was a bit unbridled and I found it very refreshing. Frankly, I found the things he said to be much more appropriate than other speeches given yesterday [​IMG]
     
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    I remember one of the classic Top Ten Lists was "Things That Sound Dirty But Aren't". One was "Jumping the turnstile".

    Considering what he actually said, I don't see the innuendo; but then, maybe I've lived a sheltered life. (I haven't read the Starr report either, but wouldn't any guy be more of a blowee than a blower?) I can see how if you changed some words it would be, but is this more a Beavis and Butthead, "Huh, he said 'blow'" kind of reaction?

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    Brilliant show, all around. At risk of turning this thread political, I was very impressed with Clinton's remarks, and wish he were still involved in national politics.

    Dave was terrific too, and set the tone for the show perfectly, as he did so well a year ago. The story about the guy telling him "you and your show suck" was perfect.
     
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    Clinton is a "charmer" for sure. I couldn't stay up long enough to watch the show. Although I am at odds with Clinton politcally, I always admired his grasp of policy matters - a talent that I wish Dubayu had.....

    Michael.
     
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    sexual innuendo that gets the attention.
    Little typo in your post? Could it be that "the" should be "his"?
    America, what a country!
    You say it like a little sexual innuendo is a bad thing.
    Bill, even if he didn't get it and didn't like it, could at least live with it and not go ballistic. Same for George. I think if Sadam slipped like that and the audience forgot themselves and laughed a bit, they would quickly realize the fatal mistake they made and the all the seats in the theater would have to be cleaned.
     
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