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Clinton is now on the tube telling us how good its gonna be next year.
Don't miss this great comedy!
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 19, 1999
OK, Clinton mentioned Y2K, and the immediate response? Embarrassed hooting laughter. Thanks, TIME Mag. Clinton did try, a bit, to break thru Congress's guilty ridiculing brush-off. Clinton appealed to the listener to put pressure on local & state & business & home folks and take responsibility to prepare. Sounded like Clinton has a little itty bitty germ of a Y2K glimmer, but buckled to the derision of govt flacks. Sick. The whole thing is sick. This actually managed to be more depressing than we thought it could be. Bring it up and get snickered off topic. Who will be laughing one year from now?
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-- Leska (email@example.com), January 19, 1999.
Slick said "so called" before he said "year 2000", thereby minimizing the problem.
-- dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 20, 1999.
Political cover for his sorry ass is the only reason he said anything about it. Now if it turns out to be a train wreck he can say "I talked about Y2K, but Congress (read: the Republicans) just laughed about it".
Now he's put the ball for taking action before Y2K into Congress's lap. Do you think they have a clue about what to do to pre-empt the coming problem? Especially since it's way too late for any major government action?
When Y2K is a calamity, the political blame game will find him with ammunition to use in attacking Congress. And solid ground from which to take actions that some of us fear he will.
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), January 20, 1999.