Clinton the star of the show · 1/14/2013

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To a standing ovation from surprised A-listers, the 42nd U.S. president introduced the 16th president.

Former President Bill Clinton even got in a little barb as he presented a clip for "Lincoln," a best picture nominee.

"A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives. Winning required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue. I wouldn't know anything about that," Clinton said.

Clinton and Lincoln director Steven Spielberg have long been close friends. When Clinton lived in the White House, a Norman Rockwell painting hung in the Oval Office -- a gift from Spielberg.

"Wow, what an exciting special guest! That was Hillary Clinton's husband!" Poehler exclaimed after Clinton left.


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