Actually the Clinton videos, 45 more of which were unveiled late Tuesday, looked a little more like “Twin Peaks” — few viewers can understand what's going on, but there's a lot of damn fine coffee.
Critical response to the second installment — in which Bill moves on to a Washington hotel, talks numbers with his guests and shakes hands with a now-indicted Teamsters official — was decidedly underwhelming. Most memorably, CNN reporter Candy Crowley compared them to a foreign art-house flick: "There's no plot, no action and you can't understand the dialogue."
But stay tuned. There are 12 more tapes to come Wednesday, and a few interesting snippets are starting to sneak through. Like the tape obtained by ABC's Nightline, showing Bill publicly praising Huang during a '96 fund-raiser: "He has never told me anything that didn't come to pass," said Bill enigmatically, words that could mean only one thing: sequel.