He’s off to Peru

Bill Clinton had great skills in simulating the persona of an average person, and he used them to advantage in his 1992 campaign against President Bush. Occasionally, however, the mask slipped and one could observe the outward signs of a disordered personality.
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One of the memorable moments of this kind was his comment on “Juanita” (pictured above), a newly discovered Incan mummy exhibited at the National Geographic museum in 1996. “You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that mummy out. That’s a good-looking mummy,” Clinton famously remarked. (Mike McCurry joked to reporters afterwards: “Probably she does look good compared to the mummy he’s been [expletive deleted].”) Juanita makes a surprise appearance in this Reuters report on the discovery of additonal Clinton date material: “Dozens of Inca mummies found on outskirts of Lima.”

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