Slick Willy showed off his performance style as early as the 1992 presidential campaign, when he played the sax on the Arsenio Hall show. While George W. Bush has largely stayed out of the media spotlight (except for his recent promotion of his new memoir,) Clinton has a way of sticking around. Here are six of the weirder things he's done recently.
1. Gone vegan: Recently, the famous Big Mac chomper swore off animal products entirely for health reasons and lost 24 pounds in the process.
2. Lost the keys to world destruction: While he was president, Clinton misplaced a card containing the codes needed to launch a nuclear attack, according to a recent memoir by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton. The card was missing for several months.
3. Bought a $10.9 million mansion: If the Clintons are American political royalty akin to the Kennedys, they're beginning to look the part a little more. It appears they are buying a mansion in Bedford Hills, N.Y. (or were planning the purchase right before Chelsea's wedding this summer.) The 20-acre property features a 7,000-square-foot main house, two guest houses, stables, four fireplaces and a swimming pool.
5. Released hostages from North Korea: Clinton put his silver tongue to good use in August 2009, when he secured the release of two American journalists sentenced to hard labor for crossing into North Korean territory. Some, however, worried that their release came at the cost of negotiating power in nuclear talks.
6. Hit the campaign trail: Despite his ever-elastic public image, Big Bill remains a force to be reckoned with. The Democrats may have received a comprehensive "shellacking" in the midterm elections, but Clinton was hitting the campaign trail as hard as anyone. He may have had two heart stents installed last February, but it doesn't look as if he'll be leaving public life anytime soon.
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