Clinton Aide: Obama Is Like Ken Starr
And as they plot next move, Hillary's staffers fight each other
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 3:06 PM CST

(Newser) – The Democratic campaign took a turn for the nasty today, with a top adviser to Hillary Clinton alleging Barack Obama is “imitating Ken Starr”—an apparent reference to Obama’s recent Whitewater-tinted shots at his rival. Exclaims Greg Sargent at Talking Points, “Talk about throwing down the gauntlet,” and says Clinton’s camp may be trying to energize sympathy among female voters.

Another Clinton aide chimed in, saying continuing negativity toward Obama would "open up a number of other states.” Top strategist Mark Penn, meanwhile, should watch his back, the Washington Post reports, as Team Clinton continues to fight even amid victory—signaling possible unrest ahead: “A lot of people would still like to see him go,” said one adviser.