Obama Makes Nice With 'Sweetie' Reporter

Back in Michigan, Dem apologizes again, answers her original question
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2008 4:36 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Barack Obama again did penance for calling a Michigan TV reporter “sweetie,” giving an eight-minute interview yesterday to Peggy Agar, three weeks after causing an uproar by using that term of endearment in brushing off a question she asked. At the time, the candidate apologized for his “bad habit” in a voicemail message, WXYZ-TV reports.

When asked by Agar about the earlier interchange, Obama said: “If it had been a guy I would have called him ‘buddy’ … the main thing I felt guilty about was not having answered your question.” The Democratic front-runner also, as promised, answered Agar's original question concerning autoworkers.