Obama Distances Self From Campaign Spox Attack on Palin

By Natalie Gewargis

Aug 29, 2008 4:41pm

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was just now asked about the conflicting statements from his campaign on Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate — first, an attack by a spokesman, then a congratulatory statement by Obama and running mate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

"I think that, you know, campaigns start getting these hair triggers," Obama said at Pennsylvania Biodiesel Inc. in Monaca, Pa. "The statement that Joe and I put out reflects our sentiments."

- jpt

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