The Nuclear Option: Bill Clinton, Man of the People Elitist Snob

NEW YORK — Bill Clinton is a lot of things, but out-of-touch elitist snob has never been one of them. Until now. President-elect Donald Trump has so thoroughly turned the political world upside down and inside out that he has now entirely defanged the most potent and effective operative dominating the American political scene for nearly 30 years. For all the trouble Bubba has always gotten himself into, his shrewd and incisive political instincts never dulled. Actually, it was probably because of how much trouble he got himself into that those instincts always remained so sharp. Bill Clinton’s innate understanding of politics and the mood of the American people was key to his survival. It was the lifeboat in which he escaped every scandal and calamity he ever got himself into. Always one step ahead of the sheriff, he was. And that is why all of his most ardent pursuers always wound up destroying themselves before they could get him. And, in the end, it was almost impossible not to admire the lovable scamp. Until now. Here, in this land of Trump, during this year of Trump, under this reign of Trump. Finally, Bubba has been undone. The great political