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M. Obama Dissatisfied with Palin Not Rebuking a Comment Only One Person Claims to Have Heard

October 16, 2008

M. Obama yesterday expressed dissatisfaction with Sarah Palin’s behaviour on one of her rallies:

“[…] when my name came up, things like “terrorist” and “kill him,” and that you’re [sic] running mate didn’t mention, didn’t stop, didn’t say “Hold on a second, that’s kind of out of line.”

Maybe she didn’t say “hold on a second” because the comments were made while she wasn’t even on stage. But there is another possibility: the comments were never made at all.

In any case, John Lewis reportedly made the following statement:

“Senator McCain and Governor Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.

There was a Governor of the state of Alabama, George Wallace. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who only desired to exercise their constitutional rights.”

And M. Obama describes it thus:

[John Lewis] made a statement that he was troubled with what he was hearing at some of the rallies that your [John McCain’s] running mate was holding […]

Oh, you can put it this way. Especially when you also call a welfare check a tax cut. Or when you invoke a law that doesn’t exist as the reason for voting against lifesaving treatment for born babies who have survived an abortion. Or when you say you will debate your opponent anywhere, anytime” and then refuse to participate in any of 10 town-hall debates. Or when you say that you will negotiate about public financing of your campaign but simply reject public financing instead. Or when you say that the Constitution includes a “right to privacy” that allows a woman to decide to have her own child killed. Or when you call your “friend” (according to Chicago Mayor Daley) “just a guy who lives in my neighbourhood”.

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