(hat tip to commenter txvet2)
The blue-on-blue pile on continues. Bill Clinton tries to play gallant knight, for once, for his wife, and it is blowing up in his smug, bloated face. Schadenfreude tastes so sweet in the morning, doesn’t it?
On Monday, in defense of his wife against political critics, Bill Clinton cited the “swift boat” television ads of the 2004 presidential campaign that questioned John Kerry’s patriotism and the campaign commercials in 2002 that suggested Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia was soft on terrorism.
Obama told The Associated Press he was “stunned” to hear Clinton make the comparison. Both Kerry, who commanded a Navy swift boat in Vietnam, and Cleland, who lost three limbs in that war, are decorated veterans who were defeated by Republicans.
Obama said Hillary Clinton contradicted herself at the end of a Democratic presidential debate last week when asked whether she supported a plan by the New York governor to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. This week, the Illinois senator and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina have repeatedly reproached her on that subject.
“How you would then draw an analogy to distorting somebody’s military record is a reach,” Obama said.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, another candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, called the Clintons’ response to the debate “outrageous.”
“To have the former president come out and suggest this is a form of swift boating … is way over the top in my view,” Dodd said in a telephone interview.
Looks like even the Dems have grown tired of the lip-biting Clinton victim card.
Not so swift anymore, Billy Boy.
As for the analogy, I define “swift-boating” as exposing hard truths about corrupt Democrats. Let the “swift-boating” continue!