Monday, May 19, 2008

Obama: Hey, Hey, Lay Off the Little Woman

Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America today, Democratic presumptive candidate Barack Obama flew into a little snit about a Republican ad running in Tennessee that *gasp* uses Michelle Obama's own words to make a point. When GMA asked Michelle about the ad, Barack interrupted, presumably to protect Michelle's delicate feminine sensibilities:
The Illinois senator told "Good Morning America" that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.

"But I also think these folks should lay off my wife," he told "GMA" as his wife chuckled beside him.
Obama also trotted out the "snippet" defense to explain away his wife's belief, spoken aloud at at least two different campaign stops, that, "...for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country [because her hubby is running for president]."

Previous "snippet" defense: Obama's pastor of twenty years calls for God to "damn America," and proclaims that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were America's "...chickens comin' roooooooost."