Obama Tells Press to "Back Off"on Palin
Barack Obama told reporters to "back off" Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her family, following the GOP vice presidential candidate's disclosure that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.
"I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people's families are off limits," Obama declared after attending a Labor Day picnic here.
He continued, "You know, my mother had me when she was 18. How family deals with issues and teenage children, that shouldn't be the topic of our politics. I hope that anybody who's supported me understands that's off limits."
The Democratic nominee grew heated when a reporter asked him about an unattributed quote from a John McCain aide that linked his campaign to Palin pregnancy rumors that have swirled on gossip and liberal blogs in recent days.
"I am offended by that statement," Obama shot back, in response to the McCain aide's charge.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008