I'm watching Larry King Live, something I rarely do (for fear of seven straight nights of guests like Pat Boone, Sam Snead, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rip Taylor, or any OJ Simpson trial lawyer), because William Jefferson Clinton is on talking about year two of his global initiative.
Wow. You know how they say, "You don't know what you got till it's gone"? Wow. I forgot what it was like to have a President who could put a compelling and well-articulated sentence together. No snickering, no weird grins, no half-petulant/half-exasperated answers to entirely reasonable questions. And beyond the communication tactic issues, I had forgotten what it was like to have a President who could offer thoughtful and incisive analyses--with an almost encyclopedic knowledge--of each situation.
Go to CNN.com for a transcript, because I can't even begin to relate here how completely unbelievably amazing (empirically AND comparatively) WJC is on this show, on topics from Iraq to Iran to Israel to developing nations to the Pope's remarks on Islam.
Billy, I miss you. Call me!