Thursday, December 13, 2007
Clinton adviser: Obama drug use concern
A top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said Wednesday that Democrats should give more thought to Sen. Barack Obama's admissions of illegal drug use before they pick a presidential candidate. [...]
Bill Shaheen, a national co-chairman of Clinton's front-runner campaign, raised the issue ...
He said Republicans would work hard to discover new aspects of Obama's admittedly spotty youth. "It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?'" said Shaheen ...
Shaheen said later he regretted them. "I deeply regret the comments I made today and they were not authorized by the campaign in any way," Bill Shaheen said in an e-mail released by the campaign.
Well, that takes care of that.
Shaheen would have made Lee Atwater proud! It's the Southern Strategy retooled for the new millennium.
Instead of "Nigger Nigger Nigger", it's "Druggie Druggie Druggie", and of course, people might even notice that Obama is, you know, black, and you know, black drug users are sort of like black rapists, at least in the minds of Democrats, I assume, because I haven't heard a single Republican bring up this issue yet. 100% pure Democrats so far.
When Clinton fires Shaheen, that will "take care of that." Until then, the statement sticks to the Clintons. It's pure Democratic politics. The party of racism and Jim Crow lives on in the Clinton campaign.
Personally I don't trust anyone near my age (60) that hasn't tried drugs. They're either liars or retards. Shaheen's comments offended me greatly. It makes me much less interested in voting for Clinton and more likely to vote for Edwards or Obama in the California primary.