Now It’s an Obama Surrogate’s Turn to Mouth Off

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maxim-thorne.jpg I’m tired of these muthaf—–g surrogates on this muthaf—–g campaign!* First Power, then Ferraro, now this! Here are snippets of an email from Maxim Thorne, a member of Obama’s LGBT leadership council:

Hillary Clinton is a disaster for the democratic party. Now she prefers McCain to Obama…. We cannot tolerate her lies and stolen election.

Time for all of us democratics [uh, sic?] to wake up to this disgusting turn. As democratics [again, sic] this should affirm the end of her campaign.

At 3am, Hillary said she and Bill were in bed and she knows of all the calls a President gets at different times of the day and night. Really? So much involvement – so much togetherness. Where was she when Monica was having sex with Bill? 35 years of experience? When he was intimidating Katherine Wiley and Paula Jones? Where was the judgment on the cattle futures and white water. Do we forget Mark and Denise Rich? This was an impeached President who lost his licence to practice law. He committed perjury. They settled with Paula Jones for the full amount of her lawsuit. I haven’t forgotten and none of us should.

It continues in that vein for some time. The whole thing is here. Asked for comment, the Obama campaign said, “These comments have no place in this campaign.” It has accepted Thorne’s resignation.

How hard is it to tell these people to shut up and behave themselves? Bob Kerrey, Billy Shaheen, Bob Johnson, Jesse Jackson Jr. — just stop talking.

* I’ve been asked to explain the cursing. See the video below. Careful: profanity included. Plane, campaign — they rhyme! Kinda.

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