WASHINGTON (CNN) — John Kerry, the Democratic Party's 2004 nominee for president, took aim at Bill Clinton Friday, telling the National Journal the former president does "not have a license to abuse the truth."
The Massachusetts senator, who endorsed Barack Obama's White House bid earlier this month, said Clinton's criticisms of the Illinois senator have been "over the top," and suggested the former president is getting "frantic."
Targeting Clinton's recent spate of attacks on Obama, Kerry said, "I think you had an abuse of the truth, is what happened. …I mean, being an ex-president does not give you license to abuse the truth, and I think that over the last days it's been over the top.
Given Kerry's rather loose association with the truth regarding his war and post-war history, complaining about Clinton's excesses is rather interesting.
I'll also note that Clinton isn't behaving any differently than he ever has. This is just Bill being Bill. All of the sudden, however, Democrats are getting huffy about it. Somehow, I suspect that if Hillary wins the nomination Bill will keep this up, but Democrats will stop complaining.
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