Senator Clinton predicts no new "bimbo eruptions"
You may recall that immortal phrase coined by Democratic campaign guru James Carville circa 1991/1992: “bimbo eruptions”. It was meant to refer to a seismic event on the White House campaign trail when then Governor William Jefferson Clinton would be forced to address the accusation of a women about his alleged interactions with her.
Yesterday, Senator Hillary Clinton was asked if she could guarantee that — if elected — her husband be able to stay out of trouble. Senator Clinton seemed to say both “yes” and “no” in response:
The senator was asked a question from a Politico.com reader in Santa Monica, Calif., who was seeking assurance that “no new business or personal scandal involving Bill Clinton” could erupt if she were in the White House and give fodder to Republicans.
“You know, I can assure this reader that that is not going to happen,” she said. “You know, none of us can predict the future, no matter who we are and what we are running for, but I am very confident that that will not happen.”
“None of us can predict the future”…”but I am very confident that that will not happen”. So, is she saying she can’t predict the future, and has no idea what her husband would do if left to his own devices, or that she can predict the future and “that that will not happen”?