"Bill Clinton And The Meaning Of "Is"". 2017. Slate Magazine. Accessed August 3, 2017. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/chatterbox/1998/09/bill_clinton_and_the_meaning_of_is.html.
It's a challenge that requires a great deal of slight of mind and words.
I got an answer for that Clinton word trick that comes out of a comeback used by the movie fictional character Forrest Gump when someone called him stupid. He said that "Stupid is as Stupid Does."
Now, How does Someone Analyze a Comeback like That?
He, Forrest Gump is counter-challenging the insulter by saying that a person displays intelligence or lack thereof by evidence of overt behavior. It's the conduct of the stupid person in open view of others, who shows before the world of others whether the actor is using intelligence or even possesses intelligence.
Now if by acting stupidly before others the actor is showing stupidity or sound judgment in dealing with a scenario, the world around this actor or actress is getting a glimpse into that actor's inner person.
Had the guy, who called Forrest Gump stupid, personally, witnessed Forrest Gump behaving or acting stupidly? I personally don't know for I didn't see the movie.
But then, I saw the tv ads for the movie and some showed this scene.
Now, when you put in front of me a replay of Clinton's comeback regarding the word "is," I'd borrow from that Forrest Gump scene but with some change.
Is is As Is Does.
I definitely have some explaining to do if I'm going to get you to understand this.
I'm going to borrow a little bit from the Bible to make this understandable.