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Beyond Left And Right: Reps. Grayson, Paul Hammer Dick Cheney (VIDEO)

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On Monday night, former Vice President Cheney received heat for his recent attacks against President Obama from both sides of the aisle.

On MSNBC, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) posited that Cheney's criticisms are just a scheme to boost book sales for his upcoming book release and tour.

"You know, honestly I think he's just trying to prime his book tour, his upcoming book tour," said Grayson. "He got $2 million to write about his memories, and he's trying to stay in the public eye in order to push sales for his book. That's what I think."

"I'm wondering, though, who's doing the introduction to his book? Is it Mephistopheles? I don't know -- maybe it's Satan." Grayson has previously wondered if the former vice president was a vampire.

Later in the evening, on "Larry King Live," Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) offered a more reserved, but still damning critique.

"He's in your party," King asked, "what about Dick Cheney's complaints?"

Paul smiled uncomfortably. "Well, I think he had his eight years and he caused a lot of trouble for our country, and he perpetuated a war in Iraq that was unnecessary and wrong headed. So I would say it would be best he not be so critical right now."

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