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.

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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. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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