No matter what your opinion of Bill Clinton, you have to give him props for one thing: sometimes he’s brutally honest, much to the dismay of his wife.
Monday night the former president made a remark that he probably immediately wished he could take back.
Los Angeles Times DC Bureau reporter Mike Memoli tweeted:
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) February 9, 2016
This was also confirmed by CNN senior reporter Dylan Byers.
Bill Clinton: “Sometimes I wish I weren’t married to her than I could say what I really think.” Variation on “I have to watch what I say.”
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) February 9, 2016
Here’s a clip of his statement:
Oops! Although what Bubba probably meant by the statement was that he would be freer to laud his wife’s attributes had they not been married, it didn’t really come out that way — especially given his reputation for having a roving eye.
And the remark was custom-tailored for snarky commentary.
— John Anderson (@johnandersonii) February 9, 2016
@DylanByers Only sometimes???
— Timothy Schlink (@Tim196th) February 9, 2016
@DylanByers I wonder how many times in his life he’s had the first part of that thought 🙂
— Gavin_MacFadyen (@gavin_macfadyen) February 9, 2016
— Cheryl B (@Cheryl707) February 9, 2016
— CarlToddHand (@CarlToddHand) February 9, 2016
@CarlToddHand @DylanByers That his Granddaughter?
— donttreadonme53 (@donttreadonme53) February 9, 2016
— Lisa B. (@politeracy) February 9, 2016
Of course, he’s not the only one with a roving eye.
— Kanye Twitty (@10uhseejed) February 9, 2016
And CNN did its part to sweep it all under the rug.
— American Prometheus (@daniopp) February 9, 2016
They don’t call it the “Clinton News Network” for nothing.
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