In their latest act of desperation (self-destruction?), the Clinton camp circulated a photo over the weekend showing Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional Somali clothing that has the Obama camp crying foul.
Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe said in a statement, “(Clinton’s) campaign has engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election. This is part of a disturbing pattern that led her county chairs to resign in Iowa, her campaign chairman to resign in New Hampshire, and it’s exactly the kind of divisive politics that turns away Americans of all parties and diminishes respect for America in the world.”
The photo was taken during Obama’s 2006 visit to Kenya, part of a five country tour of Africa.
The circulation of this photo is no doubt an (extremely transparent) attempt to stir up the “Obama’s a Muslim” rumors that have plagued his campaign all along. According to the Drudge Report, in the email a Clinton staffer asks, “Wouldn’t we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were (Hillary)?”
The spin out of Hillary’s camp is pretty laughable. When asked about Plouffe’s criticism, Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams said, “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed.”
Yeah. That’s the problem. Obama is prejudiced against Kenyans. He’s part Kenyan you yutz. He couldn’t possibly be angry because your campaign has yet again tried to link him to Islam in an attempt to smear him, could he?
Debate tomorrow night. Tune in. I predict weeping and gnashing of teeth.