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Hillary Goes Negative…Badly

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In a response to Obama’s contention that he hasn’t been planning to run for President, Hillary’s team put out a press release that detailed five instances where he said something to the contrary.

I will focus on the last two (emphasis theirs):

In third grade, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled ‘I Want To Be a President.’ His third grade teacher: Fermina Katarina Sinaga “asked her class to write an essay titled ‘My dream: What I want to be in the future.’ Senator Obama wrote ‘I want to be a President,’ she said.” [The Los Angeles Times, 3/15/07]

In kindergarten, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled ‘I Want to Become President.’ “Iis Darmawan, 63, Senator Obama’s kindergarten teacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. He wrote an essay titled, ‘I Want To Become President,’ the teacher said.” [AP, 1/25/07 ]

I live in Kansas City, but I think I can hear the laughter and cheering at Obama’s Des Moines headquarters from here.

I guess the fun part really has started!

UPDATE:
Well, the carnage continues.

Looks like John Edwards has fessed up to his schoolyard aspirations…

“I want to confess to all of you right now,” Edwards said. “In third grade I wanted to be two things: I wanted to be a cowboy and I wanted to be Superman.”

What did Ed Morrissey want to be?

When I grow up, I want to spend eighteen years as a mid-level manager for alarm company call centers. After that, I want to write about politics on DarpaNet. I hear all the hot chicks dig balding, middle-aged political pundits.

Such hubris…for shame!

UPDATE:
We’ve found Barack’s kindergarten piece!