Nasty Stuff Obama Won't Say

The personal attacks against Hillary that you'll never here from Barack's mouth
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2008 2:58 PM CDT
In this April 30, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, and his wife Michelle have a conversation with working families.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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(Newser) – As Hillary Clinton piously chimes in on the Jeremiah Wright controversy, Barack Obama still won't turn the tables and demand a look through Clinton's unsavory associations. And he's not likely to, so Politico digs into the litany of untouched Clinton material. From patronage-happy, prison jumpsuit-wearing Web Hubbell to misfit brothers Hugh and Tony, there’s endless dirt unlikely to be dug up.

Hugh made big bucks for brokering presidential pardons, while Frank Giustra used ties with Bill to win business with ex-Soviet dictators. Hillary’s legal career is also a goldmine, including one episode in which the future first lady impugned a 12-year-old rape victim. There’s little chance Obama would seize on any of these stories, but for the record, there are plenty of scandals in waiting.