Personally, I wouldn’t mind if they let Clinton speak at the funeral. He is an ex-president and is too much of a weather vane to say anything truly objectionable. But if people want this to be a bi-partisan event, it’d be nice to find a Democratic statesman in the Truman tradition to speak. Unfortunately, with the possible exception of Joe Lieberman, I can’t think of anybody with the stature and the credentials who would fit the bill. Scoop Jackson’s gone and so much went with him.
And, no, of course I’m not stunned Clinton wants the limelight.