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Sweet at Hollywood debate: Obama dispenses of snub flub.

HOLLYWOOD– Barack Obama, hit with accusations he snubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton at Monday’s State of the Union address, dispenses with the issue at the top of the Democratic debate on Thursday.

” I also want to note that I was friends with Hillary Clinton before we started this campaign,” Obama said.

“I will be friends with Hillary Clinton after this campaign is over. She has done — she’s run a — we’re running a competitive race, but it’s because we both love this country, and we believe deeply in the issues that are

at stake,” he said.