What's in a Name?
JUNE 22, 1998:
AC: I'm gonna throw out some names here, and you give me your reaction.
AC: Bill Clinton.
JH: A man who campaigns as FDR and governs as Herbert Hoover.
AC: Newt Gingrich.
JH: An absolute corporate wet dream.
AC: Texas governor George Bush.
JH: Just another son-of-a-Bush. A guy who's not the brightest light on the block, and thin-skinned, and doesn't have a clue about how real Americans live.
AC: Garry Mauro.
JH: A guy with some guts. And I think a chance to surprise the cognoscenti.
AC: Ann Richards.
JH: One of the greatest wits and political speakers that I've ever known.
AC: Ross Perot.
JH: A guy who is flakier than mama's pie crust but probably the most important political figure in this decade. Not because he won but because he exposed the powers-that-be for what they are.
AC: Kirk Watson.
JH: Oh, a fun guy. And the most enjoyable mayor, as well as I think the most effective, that certainly we've had in my time here in Austin.
AC: Jim Bob Moffett.
JH: Jim Bob [laughs]. A fellow so rich that he can't buy a clue.
AC: Rush Limbaugh.
JH: The biggest thing in radio, but if you were to render the b.s. out of him, he'd fit in a matchbox.
AC: Molly Ivins.
JH: The brightest, most important, most unrestrainable, most fun journalist in America today.
AC: Jim Hightower.
JH: A wonderful human being who has written a book that I think everyone who reads this article should buy.
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