Tell us something we don’t know, Slick.
President Obama made a secret deal to support Hillary Clinton when she runs for president in 2016, campaign sources say, payback for the support her husband gave him in 2012.
Bill Clinton’s animosity toward Obama is legendary. A year before the last election, he was urging Hillary to challenge the sitting president for the nomination — a move she rejected.
According to two people who attended that meeting in Chappaqua, Bill Clinton then went on a rant against Obama.
“I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever. Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!”
Speaking of Obama’s amateurish incompetence, an endorsement from the scandal-plagued failed president may not be worth much come 2016. If we ever get the truth about what happened on the night of September 11, 2012, the two of them could probably blackmail each other. Meanwhile, it’s evident Bill Clinton and Obama can’t stand each other, but for appearance’s sake they kissed and made up, aided and abetted by one of Obama’s media stooges.
But after his re-election, Obama began to have second thoughts. He would prefer to stay neutral in the next election, as is traditional of outgoing presidents.
Bill Clinton went ballistic and threatened retaliation. Obama backed down. He called his favorite journalist, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” and offered an unprecedented “farewell interview” with departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The result was a slobbering televised love-in — and an embarrassment to all concerned.
Except Steve Kroft, who still probably has a thrill running up his leg.