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Bill Clinton's in the kitchen, but can he stand the heat?

Bill Clinton's in the kitchen, but can he stand the heat?

Harry Truman famously said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." The advice is now pointedly being ignored by former President Bill Clinton as he begins campaigning for his wife's Democratic presidential nomination, presumably with her approval.

The decision comes as no surprise, given his continued popularity even after being impeached in 1998 over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. The lure of becoming the first husband of a U.S. president seems irresistible to the term-limited chief executive, with all manner of speculation on what his role would be if Hillary were elected president.

Also predictable was the decision of Republican front-running...

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