Saturday, April 12, 2008

LOL, BO does damage control

From the Exurban League;

Obama does damage control.
Posted by Jon at 4/12/2008 11:37 AM and is filed under Jon,Politics,Humor
Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign veered into damage control mode today following the reporting of the candidate's comments at a San Francisco fundraiser.

Trying to explain rural white culture to the California billionaires, the Democratic candidate said, "You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them... it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Although Obama merely stated the obvious truth, many voters in Pennsylvania were apparently angered by the characterization. To stem the backlash before the state's primary, the candidate hastily arranged a meeting with typical white people in rural Pennsylvania.

Obama's Rural Outreach Coordinator Miss Jane Hathaway (top left) called the 10-minute meeting a "rousing success."

"Contrary to some press reports, Sen. Obama has the common touch," according to Hathaway.

"He may not have understood the folksy references to possums and cement ponds, but the Clampett family was very receptive to the senator's economic assistance.

"By all accounts, the family will be supporting Obama on April 22 — especially if their newly-decorated car is any indication. Y'all come back now, ya hear?