The Incredible Shrinking Bill Clinton

Election '08

I don't particularly care if Bill Clinton chooses to step out of his elder statesman role, but this is very annoying.

"From time to time the Obama campaign has used right-wing talking points against Bill and Hillary Clinton," Wolfson said at one point in response to questions about Obama's appearance. Asked whether Obama's claim that Bill is fibbing is one of them, Wolfson said: "Yes."
Bill Clinton claimed that Obama didn't oppose the war. He also claimed that he himself did. Both of these things are not true.

You might not like Bill participating so heavily in politics after his Presidency, but it's not like this is new. Bill Clinton lied about the Iraq war election between Lamont-Lieberman in Connecticut in 2006, when he promised to endorse the winner of the primary and then on Larry King after Lamont's victory said that it didn't matter whether Lieberman or Lamont won because both are good Democrats. These kinds of games are not new to Bill Clinton, and you shouldn't expect him to back off until he's forced to do so. He's been Hillary's attack dog for a long time now.

Wolfson and company like to throw out the right-wing talking point argument all the time, and it's tiresome and in this case, untrue.

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