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"Ladies and gentleman," the former president of the United States came out. I wondered if anyone ever did anything funny such as announce him as "The Artist Formerly Known as the President."

He made a few jokes that got big laughs, one being that his mother was the only one who thought he could win the election and that "even Hillary and Chelsea were undecided."

His other joke came when he talked about the environment. He referenced the Al Gore movie: "I saw whatever that documentary was that...some guy did."

When Clinton started talking at length about North Korea and other international issues, my eyes glazed over. It was like a boring history class. I was kept from falling asleep by the idiot in front of me on his cell phone. I counted eight people who looked back at him hoping he'd get the message. At one point, he put a finger in his ear as someone went "Shhhh!" I wondered if he said into the phone, "Sorry, I can't hear you. There's some president talking."

He got off the phone, but it was only a matter of minutes before he made another call and started talking again. Unbeliev-able.

The news cameramen started breaking down their equipment while Clinton was still speaking. A few of them talked about getting back to the studio so that they could air the footage that night.

I thought about how much pressure they had in their jobs, and here I am writing about the event months after it took place.

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