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Press Release - Obama Embraces Slash & Burn Politics

February 21, 2007

Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson issued the following statement today:

"By refusing to disavow the personal attacks from his biggest fundraiser against Senator Clinton and President Clinton, Senator Obama has called into serious question whether he really believes his own rhetoric. How can Senator Obama denounce the politics of slash & burn yesterday while his own campaign is espousing the politics of trash today?

"When one of Senator Clinton's supporters made an inappropriate statement, her campaign disavowed it immediately and the supporter apologized for his words. Why won't Senator Obama do the same?"

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AP: Obama Speaks Against 'Slash And Burn' Politics

February 18, 2007 (LAS VEGAS) - Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday railed against "slash and burn" politics in Washington in a brief stop in Nevada, his first since declaring his presidential ambitions.

"We've got to get beyond the small politics, ... the slash and burn politics that have become the custom in Washington," the Illinois senator told a crowd of about 3,500 gathered at an outdoor amphitheater in Las Vegas.

The full AP story can be accessed at this link:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=5046492

Hillary Clinton, Press Release - Obama Embraces Slash & Burn Politics Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292440

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