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Gina Baez

Age 44

Resides Manhattan

Occupation Educator/artist

What should Clinton do next? He should do one of the following: Be an ambassador, be put in charge of a national health care system, or revamp the United Nations.

Should Hillary leave him? That’s her business. I’m shocked at how many women hate her. I couldn’t care less if she throws furniture at Bill. That little cow with the stain on her dress has taken over America’s mind.

Do you think he’s been a good president? Yes. He’s uniquely qualified to address the racial crisis in this country. Southerners understand this in a way Northerners can’t. Up here, we teach our children to be racists, but it’s an extremely subtle process. Clinton has given women, the poor, and the working class a shot.



Ed Decker

Age 36

Resides Saratoga Springs, New York

Occupation Director, media sales

What should Clinton do next? Go back to Arkansas and play golf. He’ll probably help Hillary run for president, not that I’m advocating that.

Should Hillary leave him? I don’t care. I didn’t vote for either one of them.

Do you think he’s been a good president? I think he’s been wise to keep certain people in certain positions—Alan Greenspan, for instance. He did balance the budget, but it was the Republicans who brought that to him to sign. I’m a fiscal conservative, I’m pro-choice, and I want to do away with welfare for people who are capable of working.



Barbara McNutt

Age 21

Resides Manhattan

Occupation Student

What should Clinton do next? Undo the damage he’s done with NAFTA, GATT, and Plan Colombia. He could run for office as a Republican, which is essentially where he’s taken his party in the last eight years. If I had my way, he’d get lost.

Should Hillary leave him? Dump him, why not? I didn’t vote for her.

Do you think he’s been a good president? No, not for me. The money up top didn’t trickle down. There are so many upsetting things he’s been involved in. The pharmaceuticals own the patents on newly identified DNA codes. That’s Clinton’s doing.



Freamon Chavous

Age 27

Resides Queens

Occupation Musician

What should Clinton do next? I’d like to see him in that ad where someone asks, “What are you going to do next?” and he yells, “I’m going to Disneyland.”

Should Hillary leave him? It’s hard to say who loves who in a marriage.

Do you think he’s been a good president? Yes, and I’d vote for him again. In my home state of Michigan, under Reagan and Bush, people were out of work, and the public schools were in very bad shape. Under Clinton, people are working, and little by little the schools have gotten much better.



Aiyisha Daway

Age 19

Resides Bronx

Occupation Musician

What should Clinton do next? He should sit back and relax and help his wife. If he ran again in four years, I’d vote for him. If FDR ran so often, Clinton should be able to.

Should Hillary leave him? No, she should stick with him. He’s an overall good guy, though he got into a bad situation a couple of million times.

Do you think he’s been a good president? Yes, most definitely. Minorities, majorities, blacks, women, and Hispanics have all benefited from him being president. He could also play a mean saxophone.



Julie Zied

Age 18

Resides Manhattan

Occupation Student

What should Clinton do next? He should become a male gigolo and set up shop in the meatpacking district. Without a doubt, he’d have all kinds of clients. Male, female, and everything in between.

Should Hillary leave him? Yes. Since our own mayor has two wives, it wouldn’t hurt Hillary politically to dump him.

Do you think he’s been a good president? Yes. He has great business sense and charisma. He’s trusted intellectually around the world.



Blake Leyh

Age 37

Resides Manhattan

Occupation Composer

What should Clinton do next? He should work in the garden. Stay at home and wear an apron for a while. When he’s ready to work again, he could be the ringleader at the circus. He’s a natural showman.

Should Hillary leave him? No, I believe in marriage.

Do you think he’s been a good president? Yes. Look how many women and minorities he brought into his administration. Janet Reno, Madeleine Albright. People on the left take that for granted. Clinton would have done more if he hadn’t been hindered by the people who hated him so much.