Rep. Clyburn tells Bill to "..chill a little bit"
by crackityjones, Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 12:18:22 PM EST
From CNN it appears that Bill's continued lies about Barack Obama are starting to take their toll. Clyburn has of course said he will not endorse but I think the Clintons are pushing him to getting about as close to unofficially endorsing Obama as possible.
Read below from CNN:
(I take note I think CNN must have transcribed the statement incorrectly. It really only makes sense if its "But you CAN do that in a way that won't engender the kind of feelings that seem to be bubbling up as a result of this.")
Bill Clinton's attacks on Obama, Clyburn said in a CNN interview, were unfair because a former president's viewpoint "carries with it extra weight." Watch Clyburn tell Clinton to 'chill' »
"I think they would say in 'Gullah Geechee' country he needs to chill a little bit. I hope he understands what that means," Clyburn told CNN.
"I can understand him wanting to defend his wife's honor and his own record, and that is to be expected. But you can't do that in a way that won't engender the kind of feelings that seem to be bubbling up as a result of this."
"Gullah Geechee" refers to African Americans who live in South Carolina's Low Country region near the Atlantic coast.
"He is revered in many sections of the African- American community, and I think he can afford to tone it down," Clyburn added.