Meet the new, vegan Bill Clinton

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked former President Bill Clinton how he lost so much weight. “Plants,” he replied. So Clinton may be our first vegan ex-president.

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September 23rd, 2010
10:41 am

Is he wearing leather shoes and belt?

Uncle Jessie

September 23rd, 2010
10:48 am

Clinton done been a plant fan fer yars, Monica told me the thang he liked next to the most while he were in White House were them Hippy Plants they was a growin back home in Arkansas. Pass em around now ya hear. Yee Haw

When Hell Freezes Over

September 23rd, 2010
10:48 am

. . . and he didn’t inhale!

He “did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”.

“It depends on what the definition of “is” is.


September 23rd, 2010
11:22 am

Of course, technically speaking, Clinton is not now a vegan if he wears leather shoes, etc. He’s obviously saying he’s on a largely vegan diet. It’s the diet, if it also eliminates most simple carbohydrates and processed foods and contains a large portion of green leafy vegetables, will eliminate at least 80% of heart problems, 30-60 percent of cancer, and numerous other things.

Uncle Jessie–at least Clinton wasn’t a multiple offense drunk driver like Cheney, or a drunk driver/alcoholic like W!!!

Disavantaged Insider

September 23rd, 2010
11:23 am

I’ll bet he meant people “planted” by Hillary to keep tabs on him.

The Centrist

September 23rd, 2010
11:32 am

The discussion should be related to the extreme obesity problem in the US and all of the diet scams.. Instead, I made me wonder how many people have ever heard of Margie Schoedinger or Tammy Phillips? Or which is worse, a consistent sloppy drunk party-animal or an occasional non-inhaler or inhaler for that matter.


September 23rd, 2010
12:22 pm

People that choose to eat a vegan diet for many reasons. One, as in President Clinton’s case, is for health. This doesn’t necessarily means that not wearing leather or wool, or eating honey are off limits.

When Hell Freezes Over

September 23rd, 2010
12:40 pm

If the economy doesn’t improve, many more people will become vegetarians – if they have the land on which to grow the vegetables. If they are lucky, they will have enough land to support a milk cow and chickens.

Good luck to the urban/suburban dwellers . . .


September 23rd, 2010
2:07 pm

I’m super happy about this! However, not only does he likely still wear leather, but he also said he still eats fish. This means, he is neither vegan nor vegetarian… he’s a pescatarian. However, other than this inaccurate headline, I’m totally happy for him. Hopefully he will continue with the diet and eventually take on the entire vegan lifestyle.


September 23rd, 2010
10:12 pm

I was wondering if he was sick.


September 24th, 2010
7:28 am

Clinton gets his health advice from the vegan guru of low protein and high-carbohydrates – Dean Ornish.

But it didn’t prevent him from needing a stent however.

Penny Lane

September 24th, 2010
10:41 am

I just wish he looked healthier.

Socially Acceptable

September 24th, 2010
11:29 am

If he bought the leather belt and shoes before becoming Vegan, then to throw them away would be wasteful and wrong. He should use them until they are no longer usable and then purchase vegan products to replace them. Haven’t your ever read Veganomicon?

Socially Acceptable

September 24th, 2010
11:31 am

Yeah, if he eats fish, he’s a pescatarian.

Ga Values

September 25th, 2010
1:15 pm

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September 25th, 2010
7:27 pm

I’ve done the same diet that Bill Clinton has for the last 5 months. Read Dr. Esselstyn’s book ( I’ve lost 25 lbs, cholesterol went from 199 to 130. Blood pressure is normal. Down 3 pant sizes and have WAY MORE energy after getting off milk, cows, chicken, eggs, fish and pork. Proof is in the results. Good for you Bill. Didn’t like you as prez #42 but I love you now.

Go Bill!

Jayne M. Barker

September 26th, 2010
3:36 pm

I would like to become a vegan….not there yet. I have three stents
and heart attacks run in my family. I have not had any coffee or soft drinks (diets included) for over six months. I do drink teas and Crystal Light. Drink a lot of water with just fresh lemon in restaurants. Take individual CL’s in single packages. Saves a lot…

Jayne M. Barker

September 26th, 2010
3:43 pm

P. S. Congratulations. Glenn and all the others who are trying to eat
more healthy. Fresh fruits and vegs are the way to go!!…Windy’s has
a new 1/2 salad called Apple/pecan salad..Great!!!

joseph mishkin

September 27th, 2010
12:02 pm

Had a heart attack 1.5 years ago.Got 4 stents.Started a macrobiotic diet inmediately. Since than have lost 20 pounds! My cholesterol went from 256 to 135,my triglicerides went from 190 to 92.Still eat some cheese,meat maybe once a month,chicken mybe once a month,and fish 2 a week. Feel great and look great.


September 28th, 2010
4:49 am

I think he’s jealous that Rush is down to 205, so he decided to lose weight too.

j/k. I have eliminated meat and drinking milk. Some cheese though. I’ve lost weight and normalized by blood pressure. Lost 10 pounds too.