Ed Driscoll

CHUTZPAH: Bill Clinton, in a

CHUTZPAH: Bill Clinton, in a speech from “a packed auditorium at the 92nd Street Y on the upper East Side”, according to the New York Daily News, said, “We need to be creating a world that we would like to live in when we’re not the biggest power on the block.”

That pretty much sums up his administration in a nutshell: selling sensitive technology to the Chinese, looking the other way while North Korea acquired nuclear weapons, and waffling during the first attack on the WTC in ’93.

Given the direct line from Clinton’s lack of response to the first attempt at destroying the WTC, to 9/11, that’s real chutzpah to make a statement like that–and an equally astonishing city to be saying in.

The fact that Clinton received several “standing O’s” helps to explain this, though.