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Hillary Minion Brings Up Obama’s Drug Use

From a stunned New York Times:

Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (L) and Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Robert Johnson (R) smile during a Sunday morning service at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, January 13, 2008.

BET Founder Slams Obama in South Carolina

By Katharine Q. Seelye

January 13, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, who is campaigning today in South Carolina with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, just made a suggestion that raised the specter of Barack Obama’s past drug use. He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

At a rally here for Mrs. Clinton at Columbia College, Mr. Johnson was defending recent comments that Mrs. Clinton made regarding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She did not mean to take any credit away from him, Mr. Johnson said, when she said that it took President Johnson to sign the civil rights legislation he fought for.

Dr. King had led a “moral crusade,” Mr. Johnson said, but such crusades have to be “written into law.”

“That is the way the legislative process works in this nation and that takes political leadership,” he said. “That’s all Hillary was saying.”

He then added: “And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood –­ and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book –­ when they have been involved.”

Moments later, he added: “That kind of campaign behavior does not resonate with me, for a guy who says, ‘I want to be a reasonable, likable, Sidney Poitier ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And I’m thinking, I’m thinking to myself, this ain’t a movie, Sidney. This is real life.”

Gee, yet another Clinton hireling attacking Mr. Obama for his drug use and/or dealing.

(And just after attending church services, too.)

Still, why doesn’t Obama just explain how he “didn’t inhale” and put it all behind him?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 14th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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