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SINCE NOBODY HAS PAID ATTENTION TO ONE OF MY PREVIOUS QUESTIONS, I AM REPOSTINT IT HERE.
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Joking, schmoozing and "emoting" as in his pomp, Bill Clinton began a frenzied fortnight back in the centre of the media spotlight yesterday when he returned to the White House for the unveiling of his official presidential portrait.

The former president said he felt like a "pickle stepping into history" as he responded to some warm tributes from his successor, President George W Bush, at the ceremony in the East Room.

But with his memoirs already topping the bestseller lists in advance orders ahead of next week's launch, far from being "history" Mr Clinton and his polarising record look set to be the compelling political story for the next week or so.

Mr Bush, whose diehard supporters find it hard to mention Mr Clinton's name and keep their cool, paid a warm tribute to his predecessor yesterday as he welcomed him, his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, back to the White House
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I'd actually spent quite a bit of time on this and had come up with nothing. I tried "pickle into history" on Google, and found that Clinton's remarks had been reported on several dozen websites. None of them offered any explanation of what it meant, and several reported similar bafflement.

It is an expression I have never heard before, and I have no idea what he was talking about!
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Andrei,
believe it or not, some of the poeple who come to these boards actually spend time looking for answers to the questions others ask. Sometimes, unfortunately, such answers are not found. So, please, don't be angry. People are paying attention. Emotion: smile
It's only that things aren't always the way we expect.

Hopefully, however, someone will come up with a response sooner or later.

Miriam