The Best of Notable Quotables; December 21, 1992

Vol. Five; No. 26

Clinton Camelot Award

“While George Bush – all whiteness – talks about ‘family values,’ the Clintons demonstrate them by confessing to adultery.”

– Former Washington Post reporter Sidney Blumenthal in The New Republic, Feb. 17.


“I must say I was struck by the expanse of their chests. They may have to put out their stats.”

Newsweek reporter Eleanor Clift on Clinton and Gore, CNN’s Inside Politics, July 10.

“It would have been outrageous if he [Clinton] had been done in by the draft thing because that was a bum rap. The word ‘draft dodging’ does not belong in any sentence with Bill Clinton’s name in it.”

Time Editor-at-Large (and Clinton friend) Strobe Talbott, March 7 Inside Washington.

“When they appear with their wives, Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore, they look like two suburban couples, perhaps old college friends, out on the town for a good time. And whether they are playing miniature golf with their wives, tossing a football around or gleefully backslapping each other at campaign rallies, the images and the message are always the same: Youth, vigor, energy. And change.”

Washington Post reporter Edward Walsh, July 23.