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Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, in their own words

March 17, 2008 | 11:11 am

If you can't get enough of the Barack Obama-Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the Obama-Antoin "Tony" Rezko sagas, the folks at The Swamp have posted the full transcript of their sit-down with Obama, which began Friday, and in which both men came up. In a nutshell, Obama needs to work on his "people" radar.

Then over at MTV, the kids sat down with former President Bill Clinton. Among the highlights: A little smackdown from Clinton after he was asked why the man who ran on the promise of hope in 1992 is so dismissive of it now, in 2008. "A lot of young people here, you don't remember, you don't care, but there's a reason we teach history in these universities," Clinton said. "It actually helps you to avoid making mistakes in the future."

Learning from the mistakes of the past -- an interesting theme for Clinton to take up. And you have to wonder if the lecturing tone is the right one when you're trying to woo the college kids from the Obama camp.


-- Scott Martelle