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It"s the stupidity, stupid

why (some) people hate Clinton and why the rest of us have to watch

by Harry Shearer

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Pub. Group in New York .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Clinton, Bill, 1946- -- Public opinion.,
    • Clinton, Bill, 1946- -- Sexual behavior.,
    • Clinton, Bill, 1946- -- Humor.,
    • Public opinion -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Political corruption -- United States -- Public opinion -- History -- 20th century.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Other titlesIt is the stupidity, stupid
      StatementHarry Shearer.
      SeriesThe library of contemporary thought
      LC ClassificationsE886.2 .S43 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 104 p. :
      Number of Pages104
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL388161M
      ISBN 100345434013
      LC Control Number98051294

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