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Clinton Wows Crowd at Gridiron

Filling in for President Obama, former President Bill Clinton “rocked” the crowd at the Gridiron Club annual dinner, NPR reports. The dinner, an “evening when old journalists and old politicians mingle,” is a longstanding tradition in Washington. "I really didn't have anything much better to do tonight,” Clinton said, explaining his appearance Saturday night. He joked about politicians and health care, saying of the latter that, "It may not happen in my lifetime, or Dick Cheney's, but hopefully by Easter.” (He and the former veep both have heart problems.) Of the somewhat controversial current White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, Clinton said, "I found Rahm. I created him. I made him what he is today. I am so sorry." Clinton “just has that great Southern storyteller's ability to spin out a joke just so,” NPR writes. He’s probably “the closest thing we've had to Mark Twain, or a Twain character, in the White House in our lifetimes.”