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OBAMA-SWEETIE
(2008-05-15)
(wgvu) - BARACK OBAMA HAS APOLOGIZED TO A
MICHIGAN TV REPORTER FOR CALLING HER "SWEETIE" AND DODGING HER
QUESTION ABOUT AUTOWORKERS.
WXYZ-TV'S PEGGY AGAR SHOUTED A QUESTION TO THE DEMOCRATIC
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DURING OBAMA'S APPEARANCE AT A CHRYSLER
PLANT IN STERLING HEIGHTS.
AGAR ASKS OBAMA WHAT HE'S "GOING TO DO TO HELP AMERICAN
AUTOWORKERS."
HE REPLIES, "HOLD ON ONE SECOND, SWEETIE, WE'LL DO A PRESS
AVAIL, THANKS" BUT DIDN'T GET BACK TO AGAR.
ON THE AIR LATER, THE STATION PLAYED A VOICE MESSAGE OBAMA LEFT
FOR AGAR. OBAMA APOLOGIZES FOR NOT GETTING BACK TO HER. HE ALSO
TELLS AGAR HE HAS A BAD HABIT OF CALLING PEOPLE "SWEETIE."
OBAMA THEN SAYS: "I MEAN NO DISRESPECT, SO I AM DULY CHASTENED
ON THAT FRONT."
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