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BROWN CALLS CLINTON `PRINCE OF SLEAZE’

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Infuriated by an ad briefly aired by Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton's campaign, former California Gov. Jerry Brown Saturday blasted his rival as "the prince of sleaze."

Speaking to an outdoor rally of several thousand on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Brown said of Clinton: "He's always smiling and saying, `Ah, don't attack, don't get negative.' Yet, just before an election on the last weekend he unleashes a vicious attack."Brown called Clinton a "hypocrite" who is "the prince of sleaze."

Brown's ire was sparked in part by a Clinton ad that questioned Brown's commitment to abortion rights. The ad used past Brown quotations out of context and ignored the fact that Brown has not wavered from supporting the right to abortion as public policy.

Clinton on Friday ordered the ad pulled from the air after reporters challenged him about it. Saturday, he expressed outrage upon hearing of Brown's "prince of sleaze" comment.

"I think he's just lashing out like a child at the end of the campaign," Clinton said.