Bill Clinton is 78 Years Old


It seems unlikely--he'd be preserved even better than Mitt Romney!--but how else to explain this comment on his Sunday Meet the Press appearance?

MR. RUSSERT: Last week I had Alan Greenspan on this program, and he said, "I think Bill Clinton was the best Republican president we've had in a while," talking about the deficit…

MR. CLINTON: Fiscal responsibility, yeah. Well, you know—see, it's funny. I guess maybe it's because I was a Depression-era baby, but I've always been a Democrat.

Clinton was actually born on August 19, 1946, a year after the end of World War II, which made him one of the first surge of baby boomers. So this is just… odd. Is Clinton confusing himself with the world's 2nd Most Famous Arkansan, Johnny Cash, who was born in 1932 and whose family endured the Depression in a New Deal program for farmers?

Nick Gillespie interviewed Amity Shlaes, author of possibly the best book on the Great Depression, for C-Span.