posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 02:14 PM
This is Obama's reply. Transcribed from a CNN interview:
I've heard some of the news on this, so let me be as clear as possible. I have said before and I will repeat again: I think people's families are
off-limits. And people's children are especially off-limits.
This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Governor Palin's performance as a governor, or her potential performance as a vice
president. So, I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories.
You know, my mother had me when she was 18. And how families deals with issues, and teenage children, that shouldn't be part of our politics. And I
hope that anybody supporting me understands that's off-limits.
[Asked about allegations that the Obama campaign is pushing rumors....]
I am offended by that statement. There is no evidence at all that any of this involved us. I hope I am as clear as I can be. In case I'm not, let me
repeat: We don't go after people's families. We don't get them involved in politics. It's not appropriate, and it's not relevant.
Our people were not involved in any way in this, and they will not be. And if I ever thought that there was somebody in my campaign that was involved
in something like that, they'd be fired."