Bubba Dodges Questions on Hill's Congolese Meltdown

A word to the wise: Don't ask Hillary about Bill's non-answer

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    Don't mess with her.

    So what does Bill Clinton think about Hillary Clinton's freakout when she thought an African student asked her for her husband's opinion?

    Bubba's not saying.

    "I'm Not Going to Be Channeling My Husband"

    [CHI] "I'm Not Going to Be Channeling My Husband"
    A Congolese university student seems to presume that Bill Clinton's opinion is more important than the current Secretary of State's. (Published Monday, Aug 10, 2009)

    "She's had a great trip," is all the former president would say when he was queried at an event in Harlem today.

    When asked what he thought about the Secretary of State's smackdown of a Congolese student, Clinton replied, "I haven't seen it," before ducking reporters, the New York Post reported.

    The international uproar and Internet sensation was born Monday when Clinton was hosting a town hall forum during a trip to Africa. A Congolese university student asked Clinton about President Obama's thinking on an international financial matter.

    Unfortunately, the translator swapped in Bill Clinton's name for the current president's, and that caused the secretary of state of the most powerful nation in the world to snap.

    "You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what "Mr. Clinton" thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo.

    "My husband is not secretary of state, I am," an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. "If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband."

    Let's hope nobody asks Hillary about Bill non-answer.