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's campaign sent a memo to reporters today outlining ten instances of Barack ObamaBarack ObamaCannabis conversation urged at North American Leaders Summit Obama: 'There's still work to do' for gay community Our most toxic export: American politick MORE
embellishing his past. The memo focuses on direct mailings describing Obama as a law professor, Obama's claims that his mother and father fell in love because of the civil rights marches in Selma, Ala., TV ads' questionable use of newspaper quotes in promoting Obama's healthcare plan, and specific exaggerations of legislative achievements in the U.S. Senate.
Clinton has come under criticism in the media for an inaccurate portrayal of her 1996 visit to Bosnia. Clinton claimed March 17 that she had arrived in Bosnia under sniper fire, and that she had been forced to run, head covered, from the tarmac. CBS News debunked
this claim yesterday.
See the text of the memo after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2008
Contact: Press Office, 703-875-1271
Just Embellished Words: Senator Obama