Clinton Tells Jay Leno Bill ‘Gets Carried Away’

Apr 3, 2008 8:32pm

ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: During an interview on NBC’s "Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Sen. Hillary Clinton admitted her husband, former President Bill Clinton, gets a little carried away sometimes when promoting her candidacy for president.

Asked by Leno about Bill getting "red-faced" and upset recently Clinton said, "when you are supporting someone you love you really do take it very much to heart. I told him ‘OK honey that’s all right we don’t have to go get excited about it.’ So he’s uh he’s doing a great job for me, but he gets a little carried away sometimes."

Mrs. Clinton, locked in a fierce contest for the Democratic presidential nomination with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., started off with a joke about the recent Bosnia snafu – saying, "I was worried I wasn’t going to make it – yeah, I was pinned down by sniper fire in Burbank."

Clinton then followed up with an attempt to clarify what happened saying "this has been such a mismatch of words and actions and I was thinking about it because obviously I have been so privileged to represent our country in gosh more than 80 other countries, lots of war zones, and all the rest of it. I wrote about it in my book and then obviously I just had a lapse and uh, so here I am safe and sound."

Another joke about the much talked about 3 am ad had the audience laughing. Leno fired away at Clinton asking, "how much sleep do you get at night, answering the phone at 3 o’clock?" The Senator responded "you know it happens every single night somebody calls up and they have something to say – you’ve got to stop calling me –I’m here! I’m here."

Leno asked Clinton about some news relating to her daughter Chelsea. "She thought you would be a better president than her dad" Leno said. Clinton lit up a big smile and said "She is such a smart young woman."

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