"Some sort of self-loathing or something"

While Hillary Clinton has little to say about her attacker's gay marriage, Sen. Clinton's husband is ready with a diagnosis.

Published April 12, 2005 12:45PM (EDT)

Hillary Clinton hasn't said anything yet about the news that the political guru who is launching a "Stop Her Now" campaign has wed his gay partner in Massachusetts. But that hasn't stopped Mrs. Clinton's husband from weighing in. At a press conference on AIDS funding Monday afternoon, Bill Clinton said he was "sort of sad" when he read the news about Arthur Finkelstein. "I thought, one of two things," Clinton said. "Either this guy believes his party is not serious and is totally Macchiavellian in its position, or you know, as David Brock said in his great book 'Blinded by the Right,' there's some sort of self-loathing or something. I was more sad for him."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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