Media Neglects Tale of Obama’s Kennedy Insult

Friday, August 28, 2009
By: David A. Patten

As President Obama continues to bask in the reflected glow of late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s veneration, the serious run-in that Obama had with Kennedy – which nearly cost him his endorsement – has been widely overlooked.

The tiff first came to light in the Boston Globe’s extensive biography, Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.

It seems that in 2003 Obama, then a little-known Illinois state senator, uttered one of his infamous, off-the-cuff gaffes — on camera.

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