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  • adjective Of or relating to Bill or Hillary Clinton.

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Examples

  • What the Haitians did to us I’ll never know, but the most consistent element in Clintonian policy is that the Haitians shall not have self-government.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strangeness of the Bush Era

  • But I think we have enough good arguments with which to “advance liberty” that we needn’t resort to bullshitting people with misleading figures whose significance is cloaked in Clintonian wording, on the assumption that most journalists will — whoops, not our fault! certainly not our job to correct the ubiquitous misreportings! — easily confuse the carefully-worded, technically-true claim with the more attention-grabbing but indisputably false one.

    Tax Freedom Redux

  • One school of thought is that he should continue pursuing what can only be called "Clintonian triangulation" -- keeping his base happy enough, but trying to boost his numbers among enough independent voters to push him over the top in next year's election.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Phony Vacation Outrage

  • One school of thought is that he should continue pursuing what can only be called "Clintonian triangulation" -- keeping his base happy enough, but trying to boost his numbers among enough independent voters to push him over the top in next year's election.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points -- Phony Vacation Outrage

  • In a letter responding to our January 31 editorial "Professor Cornpone," he wrote—in what we'd call a Clintonian construction—that "I am not a lobbyist for ethanol, not for anyone."

    Professor Cornpone Inc.

  • Dean, though identified with the progressive wing of his party, was known as a Clintonian moderate in Vermont, while Obama has shied away from a liberal or populist ideology during his campaign and presidency, instead embracing pragmatism as a guiding light.

    Grassroots strategy – Democrats vs. Tea Party

  • This approach was a hallmark of the so-called Clintonian, 'New Democrat' movement, and the broader international movement sometimes referred to as 'the Third Way,' which often defended the use of private means for public ends ...

    Miles Mogulescu: The Democrats' Authoritarian Health "Reform" Bill and the Ascendency of Corporatism in the Democratic Party

  • The junior Senator from New York, in a statement that can only be called Clintonian, said before the vote that the bill was "important legislation that would modernize our surveillance laws and give our nation's intelligence professionals the tools they need to fight terrorism and make our country more secure."

    Wiretrapped

  • The junior Senator from New York, in a statement that can only be called Clintonian, said before the vote that the bill was "important legislation that would modernize our surveillance laws and give our nation's intelligence professionals the tools they need to fight terrorism and make our country more secure."

    Wiretrapped

  • To say that he wasn't a political adviser but just a spiritual adviser is sort of what people call Clintonian parsing to the doctor at level.

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2008

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