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Democratic Wardrobe Malfunctions

By on 2.25.08 | 11:22AM

This is classic Clinton. The Clinton campaign is reportedly circulating photos of Barack Obama wearing traditional Somali garb during his five-country tour of Africa. When the Obama campaign protested -- the pictures are likely part of an effort to persuade voters that Barack Hussein Obama (rhymes with Osama) is a madrassa-educated Muslim -- Hillary Clinton's campaign manager accused them of playing to religious and ethnic stereotypes. Maggie Williams argued, "If Barack Obama's campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed."

The Drudge Report is carrying an item on the flap, complete with photos of President Bush and both Clintons "dressed."

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