Leadership Paper Bill Clinton

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Leadership Paper Bill Clinton is one of the most popular presidents that this country has ever had; he led the country to one of the greatest economic expansions in its history and managed to leave office with an approval rating of 66% which is the highest rating at the end of office of any president since World War II. Clinton was a long time governor of his home state Arkansas, before being elected president in 1992. In his presidency he managed to balance the federal budget and actually manage to create a surplus of $559 billion, to put that in perspective we a now running a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit. Clinton was an outstanding student and musician in high school he said that he briefly considered dedicating his life to music, but instead deciding to devote his life to public service. You really get a sense that Clinton would have been successful at anything that he put his mind to but he always knew where he would be most successful in his auto biography My Life he stated. “Sometime in my sixteenth year I decided I wanted to be in public life as an elected official. I loved music and thought I could be very good, but I knew I would never be John Coltrane or Stan Getz. I was interested in medicine and thought I could be a fine doctor, but I knew I would never be Michael DeBakey. But I knew I could be great in public service.” (statemaster.com) Clinton decided to attend Georgetown University where he would receive a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. The summer before his senior year Clinton got his first taste of political life when he was an intern for Arkansas Senator William Fulbright. After graduating from Georgetown he won a very prestigious Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University where he went on to study philosophy politics and economics. After finishing up at Oxford Clinton attended Yale Law School. After Clinton graduated

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