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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

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Geraldine Ferraro blamed Tourette's Syndrome for her recent Obama bashing in which she said, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position."

Ferraro, whose Tourette's Syndrome has only been known to very, very close friends, said she deeply regretted the comment then burst into an expletive laden diatribe while twisting grotesquely.

Hillary Clinton, who trails Obama in delegates, said she will not ask Ferraro to step away from her unpaid position as campaign fundraiser. "Having Gerry is a definite advantage at fundraising events. I wouldn't say we use her Tourette's as a drawing card but it certainly livens up events when she forgets to take her medicine."

Democratic leadership is trying to be sympathetic with Ferraro's recently revealed medical condition. Howard Dean remarked, "I know what it's like to make an outburst and feel the heat afterward."
The Obama campaign is less understanding. "Samantha Power had to stand down after her 'monster' comment. Clinton should demand the same of Ferraro," David Axelrod, Obama's senior strategist commented, "Using Tourette's is a lame excuse."

Pundits wonder what new surprises await as Clinton struggles to gain some momentum in the primary races.

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