"Sweetie" gets her interview

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ON A BUS BETWEEN TROY AND WATERFORD, MICH. - Sen. Barack Obama sat down with Peggy Agar this afternoon, granting an 8-minute exclusive interview to the woman who became known as “sweetie” when he last visited Michigan.

Agar, with ABC affiliate WXYZ, made headlines last month when Obama called her “sweetie” as he brushed aside her questions about the Michigan economy.

He promised she would get to ask her question, but faced sharp rebuke when she never got a chance. The campaign had arranged for the senator to sit down with another reporter from the station.

Obama later told her in an apology voicemail, “I expect that my press team will be happy to try to make it up to you whenever we are in Detroit next.”

I’ll post video of Agar’s interview, under a “Obama Makes Good on ‘Sweetie’ Apology” headline, when it’s available.


Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times

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