Friday, December 3, 2010
42nd president of the U.S. Bill Clinton revealed his wish for 2011 during The Economist's "World in 2011" dinner Thursday: to become a grandfather!
"My personal wish for 2011 is that my daughter's first year of married life will be happy," he told NY Bureau Chief of The Economist Matthew Bish during the gala at Skylight Studios in New York.
"And that I will either begin the process of becoming a grandparent, or by this time next year have some vague idea about whether it will occur before I'm 90."
"I'll get in trouble for telling you the truth on this," Clinton then added, referencing daughter Chelsea.
"I'm going to get killed for this."
Clinton also spoke openly about hot topics during his half-hour speech and Q&A at the gala, explaining why he believes Russia and Qatar were selected for the FIFA World Cup ("As [soccer] becomes the universal world sport, it actually gives a slight edge to places where FIFA is trying to penetrate and hope to expand the passion for soccer... They wanted to say, here's a good non-terrorist, non-bigoted way of embracing the modernization attempt of the Middle East,") also noting that "if the economy recovers, which I expect it to, I expect Obama to be re-elected."
Check out his ode to Chelsea, above.