Sunday, August 31, 2008

Conversation Overheard on a Plane Leaving Denver

absentee's diary has a choice snippet of a conversation between two Democratic operatives working for the Obama campaign.

On a plane from Denver to Charlotte following the Democrats' convention, I found myself seated behind former National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Don Fowler and Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina. Their conversation was interesting to say the least.

For example, they made fun of Sarah Palin for several minutes, Fowler calling her "Dan Quayle" on steroids and Spratt creatively describing her as "just terrible." They both agreed that, "Other than the simple fact that she's a female," she has nothing to offer.

Then there was this gem of a moment from Fowler: [go to absentee's diary to view YouTube video]

These callous remarks prompted SCGOP Chairman Katon Dawson to say,

"The outrageous behavior of two of the Obama campaign's highest profile supporters in the south is despicable, a cynical politization of life and death. I call on Barack Obama to immediately denounce Fowler and Spratt and demand sincere apologies from these members of the Democratic leadership."

BONUS: Michael Moore says hurricane is "proof there is a God in heaven."

UPDATE: FOX News reports that Mr. Fowler has issued an apology for his rash remarks.

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