Obama condemns Palin rumors

MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Barack Obama is condemning campaign rumors involving the children of candidates, including Republican vice presidential contender Sarah Palin. He says he will fire any campaign worker that violates his rule.

Obama, speaking Monday to reporters in Michigan, said he thinks "people's families are off limits, and people's children are especially off limits."

Palin, the Alaska governor, announced that her 17-year-old daughter Bristol is five months pregnant. McCain's campaign said the announcement was made in order to knock down rumors that Bristol was actually the mother of Palin's fifth child, who was born in April.

Obama adamantly denied anonymous claims that his campaign helped spread the rumors.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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