The Best of Notable Quotables; December 19, 1994
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Sore Losers Award
- Honey, I shrunk the Democratic Party
- Oliver Stone
- I Still Hate Reagan
- Apolitical Observers
- Media Hero
- Flatliner Award
- Rodney Dangerfield
- Politics of Meaninglessness
- Clinton Enemies
- You're No Anita Hill
- No Money Down
- Good Morning Morons
- Damn Conservatives
- Iron Curtain Award
- Which Way Is It?
- Dumbest Quote of the Year
- 1994 Award Judges
No Money Down Award (for Excusing the Clintonsâ Financial Scandals)
âWhat happened was a riveting hour and 12 minutes in which the First Lady appeared to be open, candid, but above all unflappable. While she provided little new information on the tangled Arkansas land deal or her controversial commodity trades, the real message was her attitude and her poise.â
â Time reporter Michael Duffy, May 2 news story on Hillary Clintonâs press conference on her commodities dealings.
âSheâs been re-zoned back into the stratosphere. And when you watch that [commodities press conference], you just wonder why they waited so long. Sheâs at least as good a communicator as her husband, and people have said about Clinton, âIf youâve got Elvis let him sing.â Well, I donât know what the analogy is, this was Streisand...For anybody except the Whitewater fanatics, this was an A-double-plus in both categories [style and substance].â
â Newsweekâs Eleanor Clift on The McLaughlin Group,
âBut Whitewater so far is a parody of a political scandal, full of sound and fury, signifying next to nothing. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it must be a...turkey.â
Senior Editor Jonathan Alter, August 8 issue.
âThe beauty of the special counsel is that he or she has to prove criminal wrongdoing, and not only criminal wrongdoing, but criminal intent, and I think, you know, everyone is certain that doesnât exist with the Clintons.â
Newsweek reporter Eleanor Clift on The McLaughlin Group, January 15.