CBS NEWS reports:
"I have learned that when you are campaigning for as many months as Senator Clinton and I have been campaigning, sometimes you get careless in terms of the statements that you make and I think that is what happened here," Obama said in a radio interview today.
"Senator Clinton says that she did not intend any offense by it and I will take her at her word on that."
Two important points, both of which I'm sure will be roundly ignored:
1) The Obama supporters who have used this incident to once again demonize Clinton should learn from his own understanding and class.
2) The Clinton supporters who are using the hysteria about this incident to further rationalize thier intent to not vote for Obama, in November, should once again be reminded that he is a smarter, better, and more honest person than are many of his supporters; and even though this race has been hard-fought, and occasionally dirty, by both sides, Obama is not personally responsible for the endless streams of sewage flung at Clinton by the corporate media and the shrillosphere.