"ENGLEWOOD, Col., Oct 4 - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin accused Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday of 'palling around with terrorists,' in the latest sign the campaign is turning increasingly nasty.
The comment by Palin, whose running mate John McCain is vying against Obama for president in the November 4 election, was dismissed by the Obama campaign as 'gutter politics' and came shortly after the McCain campaign had already called the U.S. senator from Illinois a liar.
With polls showing McCain trailing Obama in many battleground states, including several won by Republicans in the 2004 election, Palin said 'There is a time when it's necessary to take the gloves off and that time is right now.'
Speaking at a fund-raiser in Englewood, Colorado, she launched an assault on Obama just days after both candidates urged Congress to set aside partisan politics to pass a $700 billion bad-debt securities package in a bid to free up frozen credit markets.
'Our opponent though is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough that he is palling around with terrorists who would target their own country,' Palin said of Obama, also calling him an embarrassment.
Palin cited a New York Times story on Saturday that examined Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, a former member of the Vietnam-era militant Weather Underground organization who is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Times concluded they were not close.
Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan said, 'Today, the McCain-Palin team took their discredited, dishonorable campaign one desperate step further, announcing that they were going to try 'turning a page on this financial crisis' and launching more personal attacks on Senator Obama.' 'Instead of offering solutions for working Americans and families struggling through a failing economy, they have offered more gutter politics and false attacks,' he said in a statement."
For those of you (especially the supporters of the terrorist) who think that I have been too hard on the beauty queen for the past few weeks, do you still believe that? Are you convinced now that girlfriend can get down in the "gutter" with the best of them?
As we hit the home stretch of the campaign season, it is nice to see that republicans have resorted to their true colors. I just wonder what took them so long. Now let's see if it works. I am sure the picture of O.J. morphing into the O man is coming soon.