Bill Clinton Was Not the Best Democrat Today

Former US President Bill Clinton listens during the 2011 Fiscal Summit by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC, May 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: SAUL LOEB/2011 AFP

Bill Clinton didn't quite stick to the party line today, first claiming (before later retracting) that briefly defaulting "might not be calamitous" for the economy, then telling Paul Ryan that he hopes the Democrats "don't use [their special election victory] as an excuse to do nothing on Medicare" and offering to chat with him about Medicare anytime. [Hill, Note/ABC News]