Friday, April 8


Bill Sammon of The Washington Times reports on President Bush's discretion, while in Rome and the Vatican, in not doing anything to "upstage the funeral of Pope John Paul II."

That kind of sensitivity, however, has been lost on former president Bill Clinton.

"But President Clinton gave an interview to Brian Williams," said Mr. McClellan, referring to the "NBC Nightly News" anchorman.

It was the second day in a row that Mr. Clinton made headlines as he accompanied the Bushes on a three-day visit to Rome for the pope's funeral. On Wednesday, Mr. Clinton angered some conservatives by remarking aboard Air Force One that the pope "may have a mixed legacy."
But there's really no surprise in this given Clinton's congenital propensity for bad behavior.