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Bill Clinton Talks About 'Occupy Wall Street' and Lady Gaga: VIDEO

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Bill Clinton appeared on last night's Late Show with David Letterman. He talked about his vegan diet, the Tea Party, activist demonstrations, his hair, China and the deficit, taxes, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

He also talks about Occupy Wall Street:

“I think that, on balance, this can be a positive thing, but they’re going to have to kind of transfer their energies at some point to making some specific suggestions or bringing in people who know more to try to put the country back to work. Because I don't think that many Americans resent the success of people who make a lot of money fairly earned. I think what bothers people is the country has gotten so much more unequal under the last, over the last 30 years, and now that we’re in this fix, an enormous number of people have been out of work for more than six months, some of whom can’t get interviews because they’ve been out of work for more than six months, who always worked hard, always paid their taxes, did everything they were supposed to do, and made no contributions to the financial meltdown that caused their current distress. I think that is the heart of what they’re saying on Wall Street.”

And Lady Gaga's upcoming performance at  celebration of his 20th anniversary of being in office: "She is the most talented person, even if you're an old fogey like me...In deference to my diet, she'll be meatless that night."

Watch (Clinton starts about halfway through the first clip), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. And why is it that he can't he run again?

    Posted by: brent | Oct 13, 2011 1:52:37 PM


  2. "they’re going to have to kind of transfer their energies at some point to making some specific suggestions or bringing in people who know more to try to put the country back to work."

    Wrong! We already have 538 legislators and a president along with staffs of thousands who are all well paid and whose JOB it is to do those things. The task of the OWSt folks is to say, enough with the B.S., we're mad as hell, and we're fed up with the Republicans' faith-based economic policy and the Democrats' limp-dicked, cower-in-the-corner response. It's time for YOU to get to work.

    Posted by: Jacques | Oct 13, 2011 2:16:00 PM


  3. Even he doesn't get it...or maybe he doesn't want to...much of what is now in place began in his terms in office...he is better than most, but still not good enough.

    Posted by: booka | Oct 13, 2011 3:49:39 PM


  4. Perhaps he shouldn't have signed the repeal of Glass-Steagall which deregulated Wall St.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 13, 2011 5:15:06 PM


  5. Of course he doesn't want to get it. He is very wealthy now and a celebrity as well. And his wife is part of the current regime. What do you expect from this sleazebag?

    Posted by: Vlad | Oct 13, 2011 5:18:10 PM


  6. "I think what bothers people is the country has gotten so much more unequal under the last, over the last 30 years"

    Funny how he presided over 8 years of economic policy that helped lead us where we are now and that's all he has to say?? He triangulated the left out of the Democratic party and now our country is paying the price of one-sided policy.

    Posted by: John | Oct 13, 2011 5:22:20 PM


  7. OWS has already released a statement about why they are protesting: http://nycga.cc/2011/09/30/declaration-of-the-occupation-of-new-york-city/

    It is not there job to write the laws to address these wrongs- that is why we elect people to office.

    Although, I do agree with Lawrence Lessig's DRAFT of a proposed amendment:

    http://www.getmoneyout.com/comments_on_amendment_drafts

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 13, 2011 5:25:17 PM


  8. Bill Clinton did his best a Republican-in-Democratic-clothing by signing a rash of deregulation bills & "free trade" agreements in to laws. He's a guilty as anyone for the current condition of our economy.

    Posted by: Joetx | Oct 13, 2011 6:42:36 PM


  9. The old leftist game of blaming others with nonstop accusations while ignoring anything good.
    Clinton made mistakes. Of course. He also made the economy go like Lady Gaga dry humping Maddona.
    And by the way, I and the unions were out protesting the free trade deal, while the left sat home. So please don't blame others when the left is often just as culpable.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Oct 14, 2011 12:02:02 AM


  10. President Clinton was not perfect, but willing to negotiate. if you are upset that he was too far to the right, then you will gladly vote for a candidate on the left.

    Posted by: andnowwhat | Oct 14, 2011 3:28:28 AM


  11. NEWS ALERT!!!

    SLICK WILLIE RIDES AGAIN!

    Daddies: Lock up your daughters!
    Husbands: Lock up your wives!
    Daddy Lewinski: Warn Monica wherever she is!
    Arkansas Farmers: Lock up your mules and sheep!

    SLICK WILLIE IS ON THE PROWL!!

    Posted by: Bob | Oct 16, 2011 9:03:15 AM


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