Clinton on "60 Minutes": You Learn Something New Every Day
As Clinton explained to Dan Rather, he wasn't about to have the Middle East peace process derailed by Arafat planting a big wet one on him:
CLINTON: Tony Lake, my National Security Adviser, has a wonderful sense of humor, says, well, I know how to do this. Well, now you be Arafat and I will be you and you try to kiss me. And I'll show you what do. . .Presumably, the White House staffer who was supposed to teach this trick to interns fell down on the job.
RATHER: I'm not sure I want to do this.
CLINTON:So, I shook hands … and he put his hand like this, in my elbow. And he says, ‘If you've got your hand in your elbow, he can't kiss you.’