Sunday 4 December 2016

The old charmer returns as Clinton scents Oval Office air one more time

Gerard O'Regan

Published 30/07/2016 | 02:30

Bill Clinton came to try and woo the doubters with that well-worn charm deployed in so many battles (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Bill Clinton came to try and woo the doubters with that well-worn charm deployed in so many battles (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

'In the spring of 1971 I met a girl . . . she had big blonde hair, big glasses, wore no make-up, and she exuded this sense of strength and self-possession I found magnetic.

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"I got close enough to touch her back, but I couldn't do it. Somehow I knew this wouldn't be just another tap on the shoulder.''

And so the old charmer was away.

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