Clinton Ignores Code She Sets for Obama

Hopeful refused to blast racist, but wants rival to slam Farrakhan
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 6:48 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses the crowd at her "Solutions for America" campaign rally Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Pot, meet kettle: Hillary Clinton recently insisted that Barack Obama “reject and denounce” Louis Farrakhan’s endorsement, but did not apply the same standards to herself, writes Colbert King in the Washington Post. When a Latina in Texas said Hispanics won't vote for Obama because “he happens to be black,” Hillary refused to turn down the woman's support.

“People have every reason to express their opinions,” Clinton said. Her campaign later issued an apology, but the Farrakhan incident was only one of many tries to discredit Obama with Jews, King writes. Clinton’s campaign has resorted to outright lies to link Obama to various anti-Semites, despite Obama’s clear statements denouncing them.