Barack Obama, Sept. 2:
“We don’t go after people’s families; we don’t get them involved in the politics. It’s not appropriate, and it’s not relevant,” he added. “Our people were not involved in any way in this, and they will not be. And if I ever thought that there was somebody in my campaign that was involved in something like that, they’d be fired.”
Howard Gutman, on the Laura Ingraham Show, Sept. 5:
“If my daughter had just come home at 17 years old and said, ‘Mom, Dad, I’m pregnant, we have a family problem,’ I wouldn’t say, ‘You know what we’re going to do? We’re going to take this private family problem … I’m going to go on the international stage and broadcast it to the world’,” he said.
Gutman later added: “If you take a daughter who’s got this emotional strife and subject her to the most intense scrutiny of the world at this time in her life, I think you’ve put your career above your family.”
One of his bundlers rushed the stage during Palin’s speech at the convention.
Troopers eventually investigated 13 issues and found four in which Wooten violated policy or broke the law or both:
• Wooten used a Taser on his stepson.
• He illegally shot a moose.
• He drank beer in his patrol car on one occasion.
• He told others his father-in-law would “eat a f’ing lead bullet” if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce.
(Obama will have the first administration that won’t waterboard Khalid Sheik Mohammad, but Tasering a 11-year-old isn’t a dealbreaker.)
The Democratic state senator leading the “investigation” of the trooper firing is a part of Obama’s state campaign in Alaska and is an Obama surrogate.
Obama’s Florida co-chair, Rep. Robert Wexler, accused her of supporting a Nazi sympathizer, claiming she backed Pat Buchanan, when she hadn’t.
I mean really, what the hell do you have to do before Barack Obama says, “that’s it, you’re off my campaign”?