Monday, February 25, 2008
There's no business like Obama - Hillary Feud! (Shame on you, Hillary!) The Dashiki in the picture!
DRUDGE Reports as the photo is shot 'round the world by Mrs. Clinton:
Hillary on Obama Photo: 'I Know Nothing About It'...Wasn't intended as a smear.. . * (YEAH. RIGHT. SURE.)
Obama: Kinds of political tricks you start seeing at end of campaigns'... (is it over for you, mrs. clinton?)
NYT Tuesday: Clinton now unleashing 'kitchen sink'... (Developing...)
Communications director delivers heated criticism of press... (TSK-TSK)
CBS POLL: Obama Surges Ahead Nationally; Opens Up 16-Point Lead...
AP Poll: Obama Catches Clinton Across USA...
*She then turned the tables on her Democratic rival and accused him of using the controversy surrounding the alleged leaking of the photo to distract the public's attention from deficiencies in his platform and experience.
"I know nothing about it," Clinton told ABC affiliate WFAA. "This is in the public domain. But let's just stop and ask yourself: 'Why are you -- why is anybody concerned about this?'"
Clinton said that she found questions about whether her campaign leaked the photo to be "really laughable."
"This is one more attempt by my opponent's campaign to change the subject," said Clinton, "From his health-care plan that won't cover everybody, from an economic plan that won't produce jobs, and from a record that is pretty thin when it comes to national security and standing up for our country around the world."
The former first lady argued that there are photos of her from around the world wearing "the costume of the country" she was visiting.
"Every time I traveled to foreign countries, I wore the costume of the country. You can find dozen of pictures of me in different parts of the world," said Clinton. "You can find me wearing African outfits, Latin American outfits, Asian outfits, when you travel to foreign countries, it’s a sign of respect. What does that have to do with anything?"
During a Monday conference call with reporters, Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson said that the former first lady's campaign "did not sanction" the leaking of the photo. But he stopped short of denying whether a Clinton aide may have passed it to the DrudgeReport.
"I'm not in a position to ask 700 people to come in," said Wolfson.
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