Obama campaign hits back against Palin comments

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) -- Barack Obama's top strategist is firing back at Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

David Axelrod says Palin's prime-time convention address last night was dishonest about Obama's record.

Palin and other Republican speakers sought to define Obama as untested and inexperienced, making light of his past work as a community organizer in Chicago. But Axelrod says "for everyday people," that "seems like real work."

He went on to say "There wasn't one thing that she said about Obama or what he's proposing that is true."

Axelrod says the Republicans squandered an opportunity to promote their own candidate by focusing on Obama.

And of Palin's attacks, he says "for someone who makes the point that she's not from Washington, she looked very much like she would fit in very well there."

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


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