Bill Clinton Has A Photographic Memory For Things He Wants To Remember
DID you know that Bill Clinton has a photographic memory? This is the man who when asked if he had been “alone” with Monica Lewinsky, replied that he could not remember: “I guess we were alone, but I never thought we were.” Of course, Monca was under his desk, allegedly.
In addition to Clinton’s many other talents, he is known for having a near photographic memory. The term gets tossed around a lot, but to actually have the ability is quite rare. According to an article from the Washington Post, Clinton “stunned a friend visiting the White House by saying, ‘Let’s call your parents!’ and then reciting a number he hadn’t dialed in more than a decade.”
Mum! Uncle Bill’s on the phone.
When Clinton spoke with Oprah about his autobiography, he said had no trouble remembering “what happened to everyone’s children and grandchildren,” a talent that came in handy while writing his life story.
A memory for people is a talent that other successful people possess. Anorak’s Ed recalls bumping into Terry Venables, the former QPR, Spurs, Crystal Palace, manager years after their initial meeting. “Hello, Ed'” said El Tel. The big man can make you like him if he remembers your name.