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

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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