Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, famed for his overlong nominating speech at the Democratic National Convention, says he has been deluged with invitations for speaking engagements ever since.

"The response has been amazing," he said Friday.

Appearing in Baltimore at the annual meeting of the Education Commission of the States, Clinton got his biggest laugh of the day when he prefaced his answer to a question during a panel discussion."This might take me longer than I took in Atlanta," Clinton said.

During his speech nominating Michael Dukakis for president on July 20, Clinton took up more than twice his allotted 15 minutes and got his biggest applause when he said, "In closing, . . . ."

He later made a public relations comeback by appearing on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" to poke fun at himself and show off his musical talents on the saxophone.