Clinton TV

· long story short

Reading about Bill Clinton’s negotiations with a major network for a daily talk show sent shivers down my spine. This must be some kind of Phil Donohue wet dream. I once said that Slick Willie would be the first ex-president to appear in a porn film (Nixon must have been the first to be portrayed in one, and then probably Reagan, before Clinton). I doubt it will happen, but if it did, would the world view it as a promotion? A power grab for what Lawrence Lessig recently called “west-coast code” from one of the great hackers of east-coast code in recent memory?
I’ve also thought that if there ever is a world organization, it’s going to need someone to preside over it, and Clinton is said to be very popular abroad, probably even more so right now, when much of the world apparently feels beseiged by a rampaging giant on PCP.