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Well, At Least Bush Didn’t……

From MTV News (only cause I couldn’t get the story to come up on CNN’s site…):

Should Stephen Colbert be pointing his finger at Barack Obama’s camp for his presidential bid being shot down in South Carolina? According to CNN, two of the Illinois senator’s supporters called state Democratic Party officials to urge them to keep the “Colbert Report” host off the primary ballot. Obama’s campaign is denying that it had any connection to the phone calls. “Democrats in South Carolina, including supporters of ours, had strong feelings on both sides of the ballot issue, and ultimately it was South Carolina Democrats who made this decision,” said Kevin Griffis, Obama’s South Carolina communications director. At least one member of the party’s executive council — which denied Colbert’s bid by a 13-3 vote — said he felt pressured by former State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum to oppose Colbert’s bid to be on the ballot, according to CNN. Tenenbaum is a well-known Obama supporter, and his camp has embraced her endorsement publicly. “She said it wouldn’t be fair to the other candidates. That [Colbert] wouldn’t be sincere. That he was only running in one state,” said the official, who requested anonymity, according to CNN. “The Obama people, they just didn’t want him at all.” Tenenbaum said that was a mischaracterization, telling CNN, “I called them to see what they were thinking and if they had made up their mind. I am a volunteer in that campaign, and so I am not a staffer. And I thought it could have taken votes away from a lot of people.” South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers, who has also endorsed Obama, revealed to CNN that he also made calls to members of the executive council in an attempt to persuade them to deny Colbert’s bid. “I placed the calls as a concerned Democrat, realizing that we are a country in despair,” Sellers said. “It is not a time for games or to make a mockery of the process.” It’s unclear what effect the calls had on the executive council’s vote…

Quite presidential of the Senate’s Rookie of the Session candidate. Seems like Hussein Osama (what his last name auto-corrects to in MS Word; try it if you don’t believe me!!) learned the shady side of politics real fast…or at least faster than he’s learning the side that would allow him to govern effectively.

Just another sign that the “golden boy” still has some growing up to do…

Written by Coby Dillard

November 6, 2007 at 8:46 pm

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