September 19, 2007
Greenspan on Clinton I

As Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan was perhaps despicable but certainly not stupid: “I think Bill Clinton was the best Republican president we’ve had in a while”.

He retired only a year ago, but is already trying to revise the history. To explain away blunders that are now a financial crisis facing his successor. To rearrange the facts in exculpatory ways. To deny his right-wing ideological bias and his raw partisanship in behalf of the Bush Republicans.

The man is shrewd. He can see the conservative era he celebrated and helped to impose upon the American economy is in utter ruin. He is trying to get some distance from it before the blood splashes all over his reputation.

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Posted by Chuck Dupree at September 19, 2007 11:42 PM
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I frequently quote Michael Moore on exactly this point: "Bill Clinton is the best Republican president we ever had." And I agree. It's ... interesting ... to see Greenspan echoing this.

Posted by: Carl Manaster on September 20, 2007 8:51 AM
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