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December 04, 2007

Clinton Campaign On Obama’s Kindergarten Essays: We Were Joking

Yesterday I blogged about a release from the Hillary! campaign charging that Obama had been planning his presidential campaign for many years. Among the quotes Clinton sited as evidence were excerpts from essays Obama wrote in grade school.

Today, Hillary’s pollster Mark Penn says it’s all a joke thrown in as a joke at the end of a long release and everyone is so gullible for falling for the Obama spin. Riehl World has the video.

Well, here's the intro to the release.

Today in Iowa, Senator Barack Obama said: "I have not been planning to run for President for however number of years some of the other candidates have been planning for."

Oh really?

"Senator Obama's comment today is fundamentally at odds with what his teachers, family, classmates and staff have said about his plans to run for President," Clinton spokesperson Phil Singer said. "Senator Obama's campaign rhetoric is getting in the way of his reality."

The first group the spokesman points to is ‘teachers’ and the only teachers quoted in the release are the kindergarten and third grade teachers. It seems the school angle was presented as more than a throw away joke 'at the end of a long thing".

There are ways to include the teachers as a joke but prefacing them by saying their recollections are ‘fundamentally at odds’ with Obama doesn’t strike me as particularly humorous.

Maybe I just don’t get the nuances of liberal “humor”.

In the grand scheme of things this is of no importance except as another example of the Clinton's inability to simply admit a mistake and tell the truth.


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