Bill Clinton sparred with an Obama heckler over the weekend.
Throughout the event, as Clinton made his case for his wife, Holeman’s dissenting voice could be heard. At times he simply shouted Obama’s name. When Clinton would set up a sure applause line, Holeman could be heard heckling. As soon as Clinton finished speaking, the Canton native made a beeline to the ropeline to give Clinton a piece of his mind.
In case you couldn’t figure out where this was going, Clinton stepped in it once again by allowing himself to be baited by a heckler. He attempts the same sort of heavy-handed holier than thou attitude that he’s used all his political life to great effect, even recently against some looney truther. Unfortunately for anyone who has to experience it, it comes off more in line with his denials of the Lewinsky scandal.
“I asked the president to please stop the bickering between the campaigns,” Holeman said in an interview afterwards. “All this name calling is like the bully in the yard. He can’t get his way, he can’t get nothing done.” Holeman said he thought Clinton was “gasping for air.”
“This is the last hurrah. After March 4, Hillary Clinton will be out of the race for good, and Obama will take the commanding lead,” he said. “She should back him with her delegates immediately. That’s what I’m asking them to do.”
Holeman said that Clinton responded by saying Obama came after him first. Holeman also described Clinton’s reaction to him as “irate.”
“I think he even hit me in the face with his hand,” he said. “He did give me a little pop. It was okay, because I understand his tenacity for his wife.” Clinton did engage Holeman for a few minutes, at times pointing directly at him. It was unclear whether he did make physical contact, however.
Every time Bill steals the spotlight (and that’s almost all he is capable of doing) it hurts Hillary. So why don’t we start calling his campaign contributions what they really are?
I’m not even particularly at odds with Clinton taking a heckler to task, he did a good job with the truther and lord knows that there’s no love lost between rabid Obama supporters and myself, but it certainly doesn’t look good in the news.
Michelle Malkin has Bill seeing red.
In slightly related news, McCain still thinks Hillary has “good character, honesty, integrity.”
Gina Cobb is concerned that she’s sympathetic to Billy.
Instapundit links to some lefty comments. Most amusing.
Gateway Pundit is wondering why no one mentioned that the heckler in question is African-American.
FullosseousFlap reminds us that Clinton pulled the same finger-pointing routine with Chris Wallace when confronted on Osama bin Laden. I’d forgotten about that one!
Update 1:35PM CST: I missed the uproar that caught fire on the blogosphere right after I finished writing this post.
Proving my point that Bill is actually on the “Screw My Wife’s Campaign” Tour, Bill got into another heated exchange, this time with pro-life demonstrators.
Speaking to a protester who held up a sign that read “Abortion Kills Children,” Clinton said while on “our watch” the Clintons were able to reduce the abortion rate without eliminating abortion rights.
After a protester shouted another question about abortion, Clinton responded, “We disagree with you. You want to criminalize women and their doctors and we disagree. … If you were really pro-life, you would want to put every doctor and every mother as an accessory to murder in prison. And you won’t say you want to do that because you know that, because you know that you wouldn’t have a lick of political support.”
Oh very smooth, Billy. Everyone who is against abortion, particularly Roe v. Wade, wants to put young, scared expectant mothers in prison. You putz. Keep the tour going…