During his impromptu press conference in the White House briefing room Friday, former President Bill Clinton favorably referred to comments Charles Krauthammer made at the Washington Post earlier in the day.
On Fox News's "Hannity" that evening, Krauthammer joked, "When you get praise from President Clinton and you are from my side of the aisle that means that my career is done, I mean, I'm toast. Maybe NPR will take me" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: In just a moment, I'll be joined by the one and only Charles Krauthammer. And it's just so happened that Charles got a shout off out from Clinton at today's impromptu briefing. Watch this.
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CLINTON: The really interesting thing was is that a lot of the hard- core conservatives think the Republicans gave too much. Reid, Charles Krauthammer's column in the post, he's a brilliant man and he pointed out that they got the divisive tax cuts, but most of them were targeted to middle class working people.
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HANNITY: All right. Joining me from Washington to respond to President Clinton's Enhanced Coverage LinkingPresident Clinton's comments is FOX News contributor, the brilliant man himself Charles Krauthammer. Charles, was he going back to your days in the Mondale campaign?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Well, you know, when you get praise from President Clinton and you are from my side of the aisle that means that my career is done, I mean, I'm toast. Maybe NPR will take me. They've got a spot where Juan Williams used to be. But otherwise, you know, I'm done.
HANNITY: Listen, I agree.
Funny stuff, Charles. Bravo.