Arianna, who has been very critical of the Clintons in the past makes a great point: The way the Republican WH and Congress is being run it's very evident that they do not want to work with Democrats and she believes this was a wake-up call for Bill Clinton.
He's a terrific speaker and thinker with tremendous clout, but the time for diplomacy is over. This administration is incorporating torture into the fabric of our country and I think Chris Wallace's partisan attempt to knock Bill has reminded him of just that.
(via CNN's Reliable Sources)
HUFFINGTON: What this may lead to which could be good news is that Bill Clinton may wake up to the fact that there is a real battle going on to define who is going keep America safer. And for him to try to have it both ways, to have Laura Bush do the keynote during his conference, as though we're all in this together; to have Rupert Murdoch, Chris Wallace's ultimate boss, do the fund-raiser for his wife, all that stuff is simply not making it as clear and as distinct as it to needs to be for the American people that there are two very different views--and there should be leading up to the '06 election--about who is going to keep America safer.
And Bill Clinton needs to decide if he's just a former president or a former Democratic president, helping his party define what is at stake in the upcoming election. So this may be a good wake-up call for him. What this may lead to which could be good news is that Bill Clinton may wake up call for him.
Later she said:
HUFFINGTON: I mean, I actually like that kind of feisty Bill Clinton more than I like the one who congratulates the President on his handling of Katrina or lets Republicans get away on what is happening in Iraq. I prefer the feisty...
So do I.
The people who tried to hound him out of office haven't changed much, though they do now control both houses of Congress and the White House. Back then, he seemed to think fighting them was worthwhile. Now that he's got his back up again, maybe he'll rejoin the battle. Nov. 7 is only six and a half weeks away. And nothing less than oversight of the fanatics of the White House is at stake.