Bill Clinton has decided not to host a television talk show. As he told Larry King last night on CNN:
“I think, you know, you have to be here every day. And there’s — a lot of the work I do requires me to travel. You know, I’m going to Africa at the end of this month, I’m going to India at the end of November. And I really believe I should always spend more than half my time on public service, so I just don’t see how I can do it.”
Seems he’s making what I believe is the right decision: To aspire to an ex-presidency more in line with Carter’s example. Nixon and Johnson proved that it’s possible to polish, if not redeem, one’s reputation by the choices made after leaving office.