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Old 09-23-2009, 11:41 PM
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Boris Yeltsin got so drunk during a 1995 visit to Washington that Secret Service agents found him a few hundred feet from the White House clad only in his underwear and trying to hail a cab — because, he explained, he wanted a pizza.

The encounter and near international incident involving the former Russian President was revealed yesterday in a new oral history of Bill Clinton’s presidency, based on 79 taped interviews between Mr Clinton and the historian Taylor Branch during late-night visits to the White House.

The taped conversations took place between 1993 and 2001 — the year Mr Clinton left office — and were the former President's idea, because he wanted an intimate, behind-the-scenes perspective on his White House years as they were happening.
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The Yeltsin incident came after one of the former Russian President’s late-night drinking sessions. On the night in question, he was staying at Blair House, the guest quarters for foreign leaders visiting Washington, which sits directly across from the White House in Pennsylvania Avenue.

He managed to give his Secret Service detail the slip. Frantically looking for him, they found him in his underwear on Pennsylvania Avenue trying to get a taxi. He explained in slurred words that he wanted a pizza.
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And then there's this...

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Mr Clinton also confided that his affair with Monica Lewinsky occurred when he felt sorry for himself and that “I cracked; I just cracked” under the pressure of personal and political setbacks, including the death of his mother and the loss of Congress to the Republicans in 1994.

Mr Clinton had at first been reluctant to talk about the Lewinsky affair because he feared that the tapes might be subject to subpoena and exposure and used against him. Yet, according to Mr Branch, in August 1999 — six months after he had survived the Senate impeachment trial — an emotional Mr Clinton opened up.

In an interview with USA Today, Mr Branch said he believed that Mr Clinton “had once strayed more often than that and made a big resolution not to do it in the White House because there was too much at stake”. He added: “From his point of view, he succeeded 99 per cent, but then felt sorry for himself and lapsed.”

Mr Branch, who shared a flat with Mr Clinton when they ran George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign in Texas, has turned the tapes into a 707-page book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, to be published next week.
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I guess that proves alcoholism really is a big problem for the Russians.
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I don't feel sorry for him, self inflicted misery is your own fault and this guy was nothing more than a buffoon! I wish the media would have got hold of this story and ran it on the front page. I know that would only happen if he were a republican!
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I don't feel sorry for him, self inflicted misery is your own fault and this guy was nothing more than a buffoon! I wish the media would have got hold of this story and ran it on the front page. I know that would only happen if he were a republican!
One day when the Clintons power has ebbed and the party in power has changed, it just might become a book or a media ratings grab...
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I guess that proves alcoholism really is a big problem for the Russians.
It also shows a real lack of discretion by Pres. Clinton and the reporter. Let a man who once one of the mostpowerful and influential people in the world retain his dignity. There's NO reason to publicize this other than trying to make buck.
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It also shows a real lack of discretion by Pres. Clinton and the reporter. Let a man who once one of the mostpowerful and influential people in the world retain his dignity. There's NO reason to publicize this other than trying to make buck.
I cannot believe the hypocracy...
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I cannot believe the hypocracy...
If you're referring to the Clinton/Lewinsky thing, IMO, that should have been left a private matter between Bill, Hillary and Monica. They should have given Hillary a baseball bat and locked all 3 in a room for an hour and left it at that.
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If you're referring to the Clinton/Lewinsky thing, IMO, that should have been left a private matter between Bill, Hillary and Monica. They should have given Hillary a baseball bat and locked all 3 in a room for an hour and left it at that.
Got to admit that the comedians had a field day on this topic.. Giving Hillary that bat might have made it a lot worst...
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If you're referring to the Clinton/Lewinsky thing, IMO, that should have been left a private matter between Bill, Hillary and Monica. They should have given Hillary a baseball bat and locked all 3 in a room for an hour and left it at that.
Hillary would've eaten the bat...
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Hillary would've eaten the bat...
A hardy appetite, no doubt she would have had some balls with the bat...
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