Obama again blames staff for miscues
By John McCormick
Tribune staff reporter
Published June 21, 2007, 10:55 PM CDT
Despite often-lofty rhetoric that he plans to bring the nation a "new kind of politics," Sen. Barack Obama has surrounded himself with operatives skilled in the old-school art of the political back stab.
Yet when Obama was criticized this week for opposition research memos critical of Sen. Hillary Clinton's ties to India and Indian-Americans, he was quick to blame his staff.
"It was a screw-up on the part of our research team," he told editors and reporters with The Des Moines Register. "It wasn't anything I had seen or my senior staff had seen."
That is starting to sound familiar. It was at least the third time since February the Illinois Democrat has blamed his staff for a glitch.
Cut this holier than thou BS, Obama. You're a politician. You know the type of people you hire or people your staff hires in a campaign.