Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bill Clinton: The Modern 'Big Jim Slade'

This may be the best analogy to come out of the bizarro Bill Clinton press conference Friday.
Sometimes in life, no matter how much of a man you may think you are, you just can't get the job done.

And that's when, as fans everywhere of the cult classic "Kentucky Fried Movie" know, it is time to call in Big Jim Slade.

So it was yesterday that President Obama in his moment of public frustration and impotent despair looked around while Democrats fled from him and Republicans snickered at him.

Who at that moment should come crashing through the tacky partition wall but Big Jim Slade himself -- also known as "Bubba," "Elvis" and the former Democratic president that everybody including some Republicans seem to be pining for these days.
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Big Jim Slade's character in the movie was not actually based on Bill Clinton. Clinton was just the obscure attorney general of Arkansas back in 1977 when "Kentucky Fried Movie" came out as a surprise smashing success.

But Bill Clinton could have taught Big Jim Slade a thing or two. He has the appetite of 100 men and so long as you are not easily shocked, he never disappoints.

There is no setting or situation where he will not step in and take over completely. Almost always, he does it better and with masterful attention to detail.

He always does it with more passion and gusto than anybody else has the energy to. He will outlast anyone in any feat.

In the short time it took Clinton to wrest back control of the White House yesterday from his skinny successor, he had people swooning and panting for his return.
Now I wouldn't go quite that far. But what does it say when the POTUS is being comapred to some limp-dicked sap from an old comedy flick?

Courtesy of stevegg, we've got the video clip for those of you who don't recall the movie.

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