Bill Clinton Wants Credit for Inducing Labor

Rep. John Boccieri has to leave to see baby born
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2010 4:44 PM CDT
Bill Clinton Wants Credit for Inducing Labor
Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally for Rep. John Boccieri, left, Rep. Tim Tyan, right, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and running mate Yvette McGee Brown.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Today's odd moment from the campaign trail: Bill Clinton had to interrupt his stump speech on behalf of Ohio Rep. John Boccieri for a pretty good reason—Boccieri's wife was in labor. "The baby's now being born, tell him goodbye," Clinton told the crowd. "You'd be amazed how many times I take a picture with a very pregnant woman and she immediately gives birth like that."

Then, noting that both sets of grandparents were present, he added: "I would like some credit for your fifth grandchild being born into the world. We got another Democrat, I wish we could register that baby before it's too late." More at CNN. (Read more Bill Clinton stories.)

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