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Bob Kerrey Knows How to Insult a President!

Former Democratic Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey, who called President Bill Clinton “an unusually good liar” in 1996, declares his potential GOP rival in this year’s Senate race, Jon Bruning, disrespectful” because his recent ad refers to “Barack Obama” instead of “President Obama.”

I take it that if Bruning wins the nomination, every ad from the Kerrey camp will refer to his rival as “State Attorney General Bruning.”

David Zucker warned us about what happens when lawmakers get too wrapped up in always being referred to by their official titles:

Of course, it’s hard to give Kerrey much grief about his 1996 “unusually good liar” quote; in most libel cases, truth is a defense.

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