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Sunday, 30 April, 2000, 20:11 GMT 21:11 UK
World's most powerful homemaker

That's one way of riding out his final months in office
Washing the car, answering phone calls - always for someone else - and mowing the White House lawn.

It is just another day for the world's most powerful man, United States President Bill Clinton, as revealed in a video release that has set Washington buzzing.

A leader's work is never done
He is a dutiful husband too, making a packed lunch for wife Hillary, though she is whisked off to another important meeting before he has finished.

A White House news conference could pep up this humdrum life - but not when only one journalist shows up, and she is asleep.

Perhaps a cycle ride down the corridors of power, a bit of origami, bar of chocolate, not that the White House vending machine works.

Hello, White House. Can you hold please. Hello, White House...

US President Bill Clinton
An insight into the last months of Bill Clinton's eventful second term in office?

Sadly not. It is in fact a delicious spoof cooked up for the annual gala dinner for White House correspondents.

Dreams of Oscar

Showing a sense of humour lacking in many of his predecessors, Clinton has revealed acting skills sure to fuel rumours that a movie career beckons when his term in office ends.

"Honey, you forgot your lunch!"
Hollywood friend and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey joins him in the film, catching the president holding his statuette and rehearsing a winsome acceptance speech.

And presidential hopeful Al Gore appears to praise Clinton's environmental policies, to pictures of him tending the White House gardens and cycling through its corridors.

In his speech at the dinner, the president joked that this was one of the most far-fetched items in the film, "the vice president applauding one of my policy initiatives".

Mr Clinton got a standing ovation from the assemble media people and celebrities for the video poking fun at himself.

Not that real life is any less strange than fiction!
"You like me! You really like me!" he said in mock disbelief.

But the humour in his speech was not only directed at his own situation.

"Hasn't the man suffered enough," he said of John McCain, military hero and former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, who might be joining the George W Bush campaign.

The event was hosted by TV star Jay Leno, while other guests included John Cusak, Spike Lee, Sharon Stone and the cast of NBC's The West Wing.

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