Taking a break from scribbling equations, I confirmed the he-must-be-crazy suspicions of people around me in a cafe the other day by bursting out laughing out loud at this Onion article: Bill Clinton: `Screw It, I’m Running For President’:
After spending two months accompanying his wife, Hillary, on the campaign trail, former president Bill Clinton announced Monday that he is joining the 2008 presidential race, saying he “could no longer resist the urge.”
You’ve probably heard about it already (it was even mentioned on today’s Morning Edition on NPR), but in case you have not, it’s a timely read. My favourite bit:
“No longer will I have to endure watching candidates like Hillary Clinton engaging in single-pump handshakes with voters, as I use every last ounce of restraint not to shout out, ‘No! Warm double-clasp! Warm double-clasp!’” Clinton said. “America deserves someone who can do it right.”
(Ah yes, the warm double-clasp. Having only had the single-squeeze handshake from him*, I feel a sense of loss…)
*Settle down. It was not a big deal… I was a random person in a crowd.