Obama Word Slip — Says ‘We Sure as Hell’ in Wisconsin Town Hall

By Lee Speigel

Aug 24, 2008 1:58pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: Has Sen. Joe Biden already rubbed off on Sen. Obama?

Just one day after announcing his VP pick, the presumptive Democratic nominee showed a little bit of the loose lips reminiscent of the Delaware senator now on his ticket.

"If we can spend $10 to $12 billion a month in Iraq, we sure as HELL can pay $10 to $12 million — billion dollars right here in the United States."

Obama was speaking about the need to invest money domestically — on things like long-term energy solutions — and looked a little flustered after the word "hell" came out of his mouth.

The Illinois senator quickly corrected his word slip in front of the town hall of 300 in Eau Claire, Wis.

"I apologize, by the way, I usually say ‘heck,’ especially after church. That sort of slipped out," Obama said shortly after his morning visit to First Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

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