Rosie: Bill Clinton Made Me Cry!
Rosie O'Donnell confessed to the crowd at the New York Comedy Festival Tuesday night that former president Bill Clinton once made her cry. According to Page Six, Clinton sent O'Donnell a note and his phone number after the comedian slammed him during a standup performance five years ago. "He disgusts me," O'Donnell recalled saying during the performance. "I'm not supposed to say this because I'm a good Democrat, but I didn't want to [talk] to him because he lied to me when he said, 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman,' and then put the scarlet-letter [bleep]-job on her for the rest of her life . . . I still hate you!" Well, when Rosie called the number, guess who answered?
Bubba himself picked up, she said. "My knees got weak. I was like, 'Can I [bleep] you?' No, I didn't say it, but I felt it - I was like, 'Whoa! Whoa!' And he said, 'I was at your show the other night, and I was sorry that you didn't come over and say hello to me. And I know that you're still harboring some hard feelings,' " O'Donnell related.
"And I said, 'You know, listen, here's the deal, dude. I've been disappointed by men my whole life. I loved JFK, my mother loved JFK, and you were the JFK to me. And you let me down, man. You killed me and that hurt me a lot, and when you hurt me, I don't know, I didn't expect that out of you and I thought you could do better for your wife, for the country and just in general.
Clinton then worked his charm on O'Donnell. "He goes, 'I'm sorry for all the men who ever hurt you, I'm sorry that I hurt you. Everything you've said to me, I've said to myself, and I hope one day you can forgive me, and I hope I can forgive me.'
Clinton's mea culpa quickly had O'Donnell's faucets opening up. "I'm hysterical crying," she recalled."
When Bill Made Me Weep [Page Six]