May 13th, 2009
06:01 PM ET
9 years ago

Bill Clinton: Cheney should stick to target practice

HERNDON, Virginia (CNN) - Bill Clinton jokingly laughed off a question Wednesday about former Vice President Dick Cheney and his recent claims that the country is less safe under the Obama administration.

"I wish him well," Clinton told CNN while greeting voters after a campaign stop with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. "It's over," he added, apparently a reference to the Bush administration.

"But I do hope he gets some more target practice before he goes out again," Clinton said with a grin before moving along the ropeline.

The former president was alluding, of course, to Cheney's infamous 2006 hunting accident in which he mistakenly fired birdshot into the face of a campaign contributor during a South Texas quail hunt.

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  1. hotbas

    Navy Seal Jesse Venture will love to waterboard EVIL DICK. See his interview on Larry King,

    May 13, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. Big Ed

    Chalk one up for Bill!

    May 13, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Veronica

    LMAO! Now, THAT is funny – thanks, Bill!!

    May 13, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. Arfer

    Cheney's legacy is the corpse of Sadam Hussein at the end of a rope,
    a mountain of rotted bodies and an army of maimed soldiers and innocent people. He should enter a monastery where constant silent prayer for forgiveness is the rule. It disgusts me to hear his voice.

    May 13, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. Jburns

    Clinton Lied about the affair and hurt 3 people (wife,daughter, and Ms.L)
    Cheney/Bush lied to the country and killed over 4,000 soldiers (still counting) and over 40,000 injured.

    If they tried to impeach Clinton, why in the world did they not hang Cheney?

    May 13, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  6. G NO P

    phoenix86 May 13th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

    Bill giving advice on anything besides bedding interns is a waste of time.

    Yeah, really. He only bedded an intern. Bush and Cheney screwed the whole country.

    May 13, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  7. P from CA

    Now that is funny! And I have to agree!

    Clinton might be a womanizer but he didn't tread on the Constituion of the United States.

    In addition, he gave us a great economy, created jobs, stopped ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, worked towards peace in Ireland, and gave us a balanced budget with a surplus. Cheney gave us war without a reason, tanked the economy, huge deficit.

    May 13, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  8. Dwayne

    It may be over for Bill too, but I get the sense that he realizes it unlike Dick.

    May 13, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  9. gernger

    FYI Bill Clinton was impeached. He was charged by the house and tried by the senate, with the supreme court chief justice presiding, He was found not guilty It's still an impeachment.. Impeachment is totally a poliitical procedure. The repulics contolled congrees and this is how they chose to spend their time. It's almost impossible to convict a president because a2/3rds majority of the senate is required.

    May 13, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  10. Thomas Mc

    It ain't over until Cheney is tried for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.

    May 13, 2009 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  11. Moderate Democrat

    You know, if capital punishment was actually effective in eliminating the most hainous of our criminal population, we would have no republicans.

    May 13, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  12. Molly

    Cheney is a greedy, fear mongering, empty shell of a man. Everything that he has ever done has been to serve his own self interests, personal power, and personal investments (Halliburton). He is a criminal who implemented TORTURE in the name of the United States of America and its citizens. When is the MSM going to call it what it is - TORTURE -not Enhanced Interrogation Techniques.

    May 13, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  13. Rest of The World

    Dear "Rest of THe World". Yes it's true. As you read these comments (as well as all of the other ones in the political columns), Americans really are this shallow and stupid. Notice all the complaints and slurs. Yet not one single bit of advice on how to make things better. Truly a government for the people by the people; yes it is. A bunch of whiners and idiots all around.

    May 13, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  14. Politics 101

    Hey Midwest guy,

    Let's get the COMPLETE facts in, why don't we? It is true that Clinton was impeached, but was subsequently ACQUITTED by the U.S. Senate. Funny how the latter is conveniently omitted...

    May 13, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  15. Andrea D

    When Bush got into office, Carter sent a letter to the UN asking for more checks, weapons of mass destruction, THEY CALLED HIM A TRAITOR!
    Clinton didn't roam around the country talking about cr*p when Bush took over, bad protocol!

    THIS MUCH HATED PERON NEEDS TO SHUT HIS PIE HOLE AND GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL. He is shaking in his boots, chick hawk. Send kids to war but like Hannity, Limbaugh, Woo, Bush and the rest of the neo CONS, they refused to go.


    May 13, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  16. MN

    Well Bush did once say that 'History will look kinder on him in the future as a President' Hmmmm..... maybe he's right because its starting to look like Darth Cheney was really in charge and Georgie boy was just along for the ride....

    May 13, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  17. Sherman A. Thomas

    Clinton is the one who cannot except the fact its over. Now will he just go away....I doubt it!

    May 13, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  18. Roxanna

    I love what Clinton said... Cheney doesn't understand that is fatherly advise gave Bush all the time is No Longer needed in Washington... But shucks... he is in his own way ... trying hard to sink the Republican Party.

    May 13, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  19. Bryce

    Wow, CNN is the new TMZ, stalking celebs.

    May 13, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. David Stevens

    indeendent dem should remember that impeachment is about the same as indictment. If you are arrested by the police, indictment is almost automattic. If you're pursued by a seventy million dollar witch hunt, impeachment is almost automattic.

    May 13, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  21. Tammy

    And he should stick to groping interns!!

    May 13, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  22. James George

    Dick Cheney, a criminal is running scared. This is just desperation.

    The neo-cons are no ordinary cons they are plenty capable of engineering 9/11 to get their agenda.

    May 13, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  23. Jake

    i'm nostalgic for the Clinton years. the future looked bright, i had health care, and then we had the Bush set back for 8 years...go obama!

    May 13, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  24. Trollmaster

    The more Cheney opens his mouth, the more power Republicans will lose.

    FOX should just give him his own show titled "Cheney Knows Best".

    May 13, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  25. Dan

    He should leave it to others to attack him and say nothing!
    Oh, it must be a right wing conspiracy again.....
    We are a free country and anyone can express his view and protects himself against attackers.
    The left only allows free speech to itself!

    May 13, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
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