September 1, 2008

IF THE TRUTH OFFEND THEE?:

Obama 'offended' by Palin rumor claims (AFP, 9/01/08)

Earlier, an unnamed McCain campaign aide was quoted as condemning liberal blogs for spreading rumors that Bristol was the mother of the infant the Alaska governor recently gave birth to, and said some postings contained Obama's name.

"I am offended by that statement, there is no evidence at all that any of this involved us," Obama told reporters.

"I hope I am as clear as I can be. So in case I am not, let me repeat, we don't go after people's families, we don't get them involved in the politics. It is not appropriate and it is not relevant," Obama told reporters in Michigan.

"Our people were not involved in any way in this and they will not be, and if I ever thought it was somebody in the campaign that was involved in something like that they would be fired."

Obama also noted that his late mother had given birth to him when she was only 18.


While we can all applaud Mr. Obama for saying his staff shouldn't be involved, the notion that there's no evidence liberal blogs are involved in the rumor mongering is a complete lie. Why doesn't he just denounce Alan Colmes, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore, Kos, etc. and act like the post-partisan he's supposed to be instead of defending them?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2008 4:47 PM
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