Sweet: At Clinton press conference with Valerie Plame, Joe Wilson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. UPDATE-11,000 pages of first lady skeds to be released.
(Photos by Lynn Sweet)
PHILADELPHIA, PA.–UPDATES–1. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said the National Archives will be releasing possibly on Wednesday11,000 pages of schedules from her days as first lady.
2. She addressed the speech on race and his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) made here Tuesday morning. She said, “I did not have a chance to see or to read yet Sen. Obamas speech, but Im very glad that he gave it. Its an important topic,” she said. “Issues of race and gender in America have been complicated throughout our history, and they have been complicated in this primary campaign. There have been detours and pitfalls along the way.”
“It is totally unfair,” said former Amb. Joe Wilson, to characterize President Bush’s war as “Hillary Clinton’s war.’
I am in the glorious mayoral conference room in the Philadelphia City Hall. An interesting line-up just came out with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), in the city of Brotherly Love the same day as rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) The Obama campaign has accused Clinton of embellishing her foreign policy experience.
Here to testify to the contrary is former CIA agent Valerie Plame, of Plamegate fame; her husband, former Amb. Joe Wilson and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Plame and Wilson–he disputed the Bush claim of WMD want to bolster Clinton’s creditionals as commander-in-chief.
The Pennsylvania primary is April 22.
Clinton is speaking flanked by six U.S. flags. Obama was flanked by eight flags when he delivered a speech earlier Tuesday at The Constitution Center here about race and his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.