Does it always have to be about the Clintons? listen08/25/08 Mitch E. Perry
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On the website of The New Republic magazine today, former Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson writes that itâ€™s up to Barack Obama to pay more respect to the Clintons this week as a way to mend the rift in the party.
Wolfson writes, â€œThat there is still work to do on the Bill Clinton front. He feels like the Obama campaign ran against and systemically dismissed his administrationâ€™s accomplishments. And he feels like he was painted as a racist during the primary process.â€
Such thoughts infuriate syndicated columnist David Sirota, who blogged on the In These Times website today that, â€œas disgusting and disingenuous as this is, it is pretty predictable. The Clintons are doing everything they can to make this convention all about them - and to absolve themselves from the substantive criticism of both Clintonism and Bill Clinton's behavior on the campaign.â€
This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Sirota, who is in Denver. His latest book is called, The Uprising:An unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt scaring Wall Street and Washington.