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Obama snorts off ‘pig’ dust-up
Question of the Day
“I don’t care what they say about me, but I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swift-boat politics,” he said, to applause. “These are serious times, and they call for a serious debate about where we need to take the nation.”
Mr. Obama was referring to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that launched attacks against Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race.
Republican Rep. Candice S. Miller of Michigan expressed her outrage over the pig analogy and demanded an apology on the floor of the U.S. House on Wednesday.
“The Obama campaign has decided that the way to get at Sarah Palin is through personal attacks and sexist insults,” she said. “Senator Obama might find such jokes funny, but women will only find them insulting.”
About the Author
Christina Bellantoni is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times in Washington, D.C., a post she took after covering the 2008 Democratic presidential campaigns. She has been with The Times since 2003, covering state and Congressional politics before moving to national political beat for the 2008 campaign. Bellantoni, a San Jose native, graduated from UC Berkeley with ...
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