This evening the attendees at the Aspen Ideas Festival were treated to a surprise one-hour conversation and Q&A with Bill Clinton, led by James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly (the Festival's main underwriter). Clinton gave an utterly candid and equally lucid interview, beginning with discussion of climate change and touching on national security, the accusation of the Democrats' vague self-definition, choices in Iraq, crisis in Darfur, and -- perhaps most amusingly -- the hypothetical question he'd ask Karl Rove if he were still going to be around when Rove arrives to speak here over the weekend. I suspect the transcript will be published online in its entirety, as was done last year. If and when that happens, we'll add a link to this post. Cameron, Joel and I will all present some post-fest impressions here in the days to come.
Please. Do follow up with available transcripts. I'm wise. I distil content. I look to you to dig. If anything, Bill Clinton is candid, you are diligent.