Plouffe: let Clinton camp answer on photo

The Drudge Report reported today that the Clinton campaign circulated a picture of Obama dressed as a Somali elder during a visit to Kenya in 2006.

"Wouldn't we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were HRC?" questioned one campaign staffer, in an email obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT.


In December, the campaign asked one of its volunteer county coordinators in Iowa to step down after the person forwarded an e-mail falsely stating that Barack Obama is a Muslim.


Obama campaign manager David Plouffe quickly accused the Clinton campaign Monday of 'shameful offensive fear-mongering' for circulating the snap.


Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams responds: "If Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed."

During his moments-ago conference call with reporters, Plouffe was asked about this. He said the Clinton camp has not denied distributing the photo. Said Plouffe, "We'll let the Clinton campaign answer questions about whether they had anything or not to do with that."

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