I Never Though I’d Say This, But I Could Hug Bill Clinton

19 05 2010

I could hug Bill Clinton right now.

Allow me to explain.

Bill Clinton has been named the Honorary Chairman of the USA Bid to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022. Here is an article from the New York Observer with the particulars. He announced his chairmanship (honorary though it is) at the FC Harlem soccer facility in Harlem, NY after a soccer clinic for local children was given by Juan Pablo Angel of the New York Red Bulls. In answer to the obvious question, yes, Bill Clinton, the aging, white-haired former president did in fact kick a few soccer balls and, according to the reporter for the Observer, looked at one point “like an excited but debonair flamingo.” I would’ve paid to see that. Here are a few pictures from the event.

Some slight “flamingo-ness” there or maybe just a Monty Python imitation.

For lending his name to the cause of bringing the World Cup here to the US, I would give Bill Clinton a hug. Of course, I’d also have to hug Henry Kissinger, Drew Carey, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg among others, but it’s for a good cause, so hugs all around! Here is the website where you can sign the petition to try and bring the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to the US. Also, there are 22 days left until the 2010 World Cup begins in South Africa. (Viva Italia!)

I actually don’t think the former president would be put off by the offer of a hug…


I wouldn’t want to cross her. Would you? I think not.

Nope, Bill Clinton gets no hugs.



7 responses

19 05 2010

Signed! The whole world stop everywhere except the U.S.A. for the World Cup.

19 05 2010


Truth be told, I doubt “The Beautiful Game” has replaced the NFL in Bill Clinton’s heart, but I’m really glad he’s trying to get the World Cup here. He might not have soccer skills (remember – debonair flamingo?!), but he is lending his name to a great cause.

20 05 2010

you’re right Discourse, I would never cross Hillary or do anything to hurt her, I simply love her w/all my heart!

20 05 2010

See, you wouldn’t do it out of admiration of her. I wouldn’t out of fear. Either way, a good deed goes unrewarded.

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