Last Call: Everybody loves Billy in Germany

As Clinton's term of office draws to an end and the rosy-cheeked one tours the world in search of immortality, Last Call wonders what he'll get up to next. If it weren't for the small matter of citizenship, perhaps he might consider a new career in German politics.

Germans are infatuated with Bill Clinton and seem intent on showering him with honors. On Wednesday, a delegation of German journalists will be in Washington to award him the 1999 German Media Prize for his 'phenomenal ability to use the media to benefit himself and the White House.' Oh yes.

According to Karlheinz Koegel, head of the selection jury, Clinton has made significant contributions to international peace and 'just looking at him fills Germans with happiness.'

Germans even love love-letters written by Clinton. A museum in Frankfurt is exhibiting a note written by 15-year-old 'Billy Clinton' to an 11-year old girl named Debbie.

'Dear Debbie. You will always be my best girl,' the young casanova scrawled.

Alas, one more political promise broken.





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