Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bill Clinton's Empathy Has No Bounds
Maybe this is to be expected given Bubba's own scandal history. But I still thought this was kind of cool:

Bill Clinton will appear on Larry King Live tonight to peddle his latest book and his wife's presidential bid. However, his comment on the sex scandal surrounding Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) will likely grab more headlines.

From an advance transcript:
"Well, first of all, I think we ought to recognize that this is a very traumatic time for him and his family. And whatever happens or doesn't, most of his political career was behind him. So whatever your party, we should be hoping that he and his family can work through this in a way that leaves them as whole as possible.

"I think that that is more important than the politics of this. The politics of this will have to be resolved by him and the Republicans in the Senate.

It's a particularly nice grace note considering Craig's reaction at the time of BlowGate.

All that said, I suspect Clinton, that great political mind, knows that the longer the Craig fooferall lingers, the worse this month will be for the Republicans--particularly considering the intent of the Republicans to focus on other subjects.

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