This is absurd, and manipulative in the worst way:
the attack that received the most pop, on cable television and blogs, came after a photograph of Mr. Obama in ceremonial African garb appeared on the Drudge Report, and the itemâ€™s author, Matt Drudge, claimed that the image was provided by a Clinton staff member.
Mr. Obamaâ€™s campaign manager, David Plouffe, said that the Clinton campaign had â€œengaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering weâ€™ve seen from either party.â€ It has not been independently verified that the photograph came from the Clinton campaign.
Mrs. Clintonâ€™s new campaign manager, Maggie Williams, recently appointed to bring a tougher hand to the operation, issued a withering reply, not taking responsibility for the photograph but attacking the Obama campaign for suggesting that the photograph amounted to fear-mongering imagery.
â€œEnough,â€ Ms. Williamsâ€™s statement began. â€œIf Barack Obamaâ€™s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.â€
How idiotic. The picture was given to DRUDGE, so I’m SURE he was going to make the idiotic point of this campaign manager. Gimme a break. If a Clinton campaign worker gave it to Drudge, and then the campaign comes up with this spin, shame on them. Worst sort of cynical politics. This is why she is now getting her butt handed to her.