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Hillary Says Obama Is Looking For A Fight

From her lickspittle minions at the Associated Press:

Clinton says Obama ‘looking for a fight’

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton argued on Tuesday that Barack Obama’s frustration with losing prompted him to look for a fight in the debate while Obama asserted that his rival and her husband, former President Clinton, were repeatedly distorting his record.

“I think it’s very clear that Senator Clinton… and the president have been spending the last month attacking me in ways that are not accurate,” the Illinois senator told reporters in a conference call shortly after Clinton lashed out at him in a bitter exchange that carried over from Monday night.

Speaking to reporters in Washington, Hillary Clinton belittled Obama’s line of debate criticism against her as “rehearsed points.”

“I think what we saw last night was that he’s very frustrated,” she said. “I believe that the events of the last 10 or so days, the outcome of New Hampshire and Nevada, have apparently convinced him to adopt a different strategy…

“He clearly came — he telegraphed it, he talked about it — he clearly came last night looking for a fight. He was determined and launched right in,” Hillary Clinton said. “And I thought it was important to set the record straight.” …

“Senator Clinton announced while we were still in Iowa that this was going to be her strategy and called it the fun part of campaigning. And, you know, I don’t think it’s the fun part to fudge the truth,” he said. “The necessary part of this campaign is to make sure that we’re getting accurate information to voters about people’s respective records.” …

The New York senator defended her husband’s aggressive criticism of Obama, saying it didn’t contradict the former president’s role as senior statesman and Democratic Party leader. Obama has recently complained about Bill Clinton’s role and suggested he has repeatedly misrepresented Obama’s record…

The former president defended the criticism that he and his wife have leveled at Obama…

The former president said nothing his wife said during Monday night’s debate or by him about Obama had been inaccurate. “I try to be very careful about what I say,” he said

Hillary Clinton, in her comments with reporters, rejected the notion she had used patronizing or racially charged language against Obama. She has called him, among other things, a “talented” and “young African American man.”

“I really cannot strongly enough just reject that,” Clinton said. “I think this is totally about us as individuals. He is African American. I am a woman. This obviously brings with it an enormous historical significance on both of our behalfs [sic].”

There she goes again, not playing the gender card. 

“Senator Clinton announced while we were still in Iowa that this was going to be her strategy and called it the fun part of campaigning. And, you know, I don’t think it’s the fun part to fudge the truth,” he said.

Mr. Obama does not stand a chance if the harshest thing he can say about Hillary is that she sometimes “fudges” the truth.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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