Of course, President Clinton is a talented, passionate, charismatic politician who earned his way up the ladder. But, it’s still fun:
This joke is much older than 1983: Lincoln and Stephen Douglas both wooed Mary Todd back in Springfield. Lincoln made a joke like this about her when he needed Douglas’s support for something in the Senate. Source: Herndon’s (Lincoln’s Springfield law partner) memoirs.
A full, wonderful biography, via PBS:
Interestingly relephant Bonus: