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Bill Clinton: Call Me 'First Laddie'

In an appearance at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival on July 7, Bill Clinton is asked what he would like to be called if Hillary is elected. His response: "First Laddie." It appeared that he was kidding. Read the Aspen Times account.

Peter Hauck

But no matter what he's called if Hillary is elected, Bill is certain to be First Advisor. So, if you're wondering what the former President is thinking these days, here are more clips from Aspen. Even though he looks a bit tired, he's not too tired to talk -- and talk.

By Ed O'Keefe |  July 9, 2007; 1:03 PM ET Hillary Rodham Clinton
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First Laddie? Why not le Eminence Grease? Or how about Chief Consierge and dog walker? In any case, he seems to be responsible already for much of the fund raising, and money talks. How much extra do people pay to attend a conference where WJC is the keynote speaker?

Posted by: JKoch | July 9, 2007 4:29 PM

First Laddie? He sounds now like he's wearing a kilt...and we DON'T want to know what's underneath!!!

Posted by: ACK | July 9, 2007 4:32 PM

he is attempting to get a third term by coming in the back door, so he might as well be called President Clinton

Posted by: janet | July 9, 2007 5:05 PM

Just listen to what he's saying - not what others say about him. It isn't about what he will be called; obviously he was joking. He is a bright, thoughtful man.

Posted by: Spencer | July 9, 2007 6:17 PM

Hopefully, it will never be an issue, IF you know what I mean.

Posted by: Rich | July 9, 2007 6:34 PM

Whatever did Bill clinton DO that makes people hate him so much? He was the best Pres we have had since at least Truman's time...

Posted by: Mike | July 9, 2007 8:57 PM

I was always a Hillary fan, but I disliked Clinton when he was in the White House. I began missing him when I heard President Bush speak.

Watching this video makes me wonder how I could have ever hated the man. I can't even think of any rational reason -- just bought into the GOP rhetoric.

The country would benefit with Hillary in the White House and Bill as her personal advisor. The first order of business should be to repair our standing in the world.

Posted by: Nick in SF | July 9, 2007 9:38 PM

This isn't the first time he's mentioned this in a speech

Posted by: Brandon | July 9, 2007 10:41 PM

This isn't the first time he's mentioned this in a speech

Posted by: Brandon | July 9, 2007 10:41 PM

This isn't the first time he's mentioned this in a speech

Posted by: Brandon | July 9, 2007 10:41 PM

First Laddie...First Gentleman...First Man...First Advisor...Take your pick; for the next eight years.

Posted by: Pat Murray | July 10, 2007 12:52 AM

First Laddie, Bubba Bill or Porno Bill, what's the difference? Despite the adoring crowds of bimbos and unlimited pandering by the press, Clinton has become a grotesque caricature of self-indulgence and superficiality!

Posted by: David G. Ward | July 10, 2007 7:31 AM

Yeah, it's going to get Republicans a lot of votes to call women "bimbos."

I too am one of those who never trusted the solid beauty of the Clinton Presidency until it was too late to change my votes.

Can we please have the loud, obnoxious, racist, anti-women, anti-science, anti-immigration, war-mongering, hypocritical, lying Clinton Haters just go away?
You sound like complete idiots these days.

Posted by: Jan | July 11, 2007 2:00 PM

I was born with a Bush in the white house, I grew up with a clinton, I am coming of age with a Bush....and folks, I'm ready for another clinton!

Bill has so much knowledge, experience, and world-wide adoring fans that there is nothing Hillary wont be able to acheive on the international stage with her "ambassador to the world".

Good times are approaching, get ready for the ride!

Posted by: Ryan | July 16, 2007 12:20 PM

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