Obama Rips Clinton's Reaction to 'Bittergate'

'She's talking like she's Annie Oakley'
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2008 4:46 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton: Still waiting for an explanation.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – As Barack Obama reiterated that he regretted calling American heartlanders gun loving and bitter, he also lashed Hillary Clinton for her reaction backing hunting, AP reports. “She is running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen,” Obama told a Pennsylvania audience yesterday. “She’s talking like she’s Annie Oakley. She's out there like she's on the duck blind every Sunday."

Obama is still trying to recover from a hail of criticism after he described small-town America to a San Francisco audience as clinging to their "guns and religion" because "they get bitter." Clinton yesterday lambasted his comments as “elitist and divisive.” Obama "has not owned up to what he said and taken accountability for it,” Clinton said. “What people are looking for is an explanation.”