james kirchick

‘The most important thing to know about Bill Clinton is that the man never takes a position based upon considerations of things like morality or justice’

“For the most important thing to know about Bill Clinton is that the man never takes a position based upon considerations of things like morality or justice. He takes positions based entirely upon a
cold calculation of what will advance his political (and, of late, business) interests. If, for whatever reason, his cynical support for marriage equality gets in the way of his wife’s political career or a shady business deal with an Arab oil sheik, Clinton will abandon the cause faster than he fled the 1992 campaign trail to carry out the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a mentally-retarded black prisoner who had shot himself in the head after committing a double homicide.” —The New Republic editor James Kirchick on Bill Clinton’s newfound support for same-sex marriage