Monday, April 19, 2010

Butter Wouldn't Melt in His Mouth

Bill Clinton is everywhere these days. He's got a piece in the NY Times today and the networks are falling all over themselves to interview him about the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. He gets a concerned-but-thoughtful look on his face and words of moderation flow out of his mouth. Don't be fooled.

In this article, Byron York recounts exactly how Clinton exploited the OKC bombing for his own political gain. The short story is, he blamed Rush Limbaugh and other right wing pundits and politicians for inciting violence. He's out there now, a voice of sanity, calling for the right wingers to once again cool it.

I remember when there was a book and a stage play about the assassination of Bush. When Cheney was being called a war criminal--when one of MSNBC's pundits (Ed Schultz) talked about ripping Cheney's heart out, kicking it around like a football, and stuffing it back into him. And there was Bill Clinton, calling for cooling the rhetoric on the left, warning against inciting violence.

Wait--you don't remember Clinton doing that? That's odd. Surely he would be as concerned about nastiness from the left just as much as he'd be concerned about less-hateful nastiness from the right. Right?

More later...

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