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McCain Swings at Barack Over Lindsay

9/17/2008 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John McCainJohn McCain has weighed in over Barack Obama's reported slap in the face to Lindsay Lohan. The Chicago Sun-Times quotes an unnamed high-level Barack source who says they rejected Lohan's offer to host an event because she "is not exactly the kind of high-profile star who would be a positive for us."

Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for the McCain campaign tells TMZ, "So let me get this straight -- they turned away Lindsay Lohan, but Barack Obama has friends like unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers and convicted felon Tony Rezko? Maybe LiLo is just too upstanding for Barack Obama."

UPDATE: Tommy Vietor, Obama's spokesperson, just told TMZ, "Glad to see they're focused on the important issues over in McCain HQ."



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196.

justsayin    

How in the h*ll did Obama manage to raise $9mil from the Hollywood fundraising event? I thought all those brilliant minds bailed and moved to a socialist country like France when Bush won the election back in 2000!

What's the world coming to when you can't take the word of someone from Hollywood?

2228 days ago
197.

justice served    

Is anyone else really scared that people like Linday Lohan are even considered relevant enough to even warrant a thought from Presidentials candidates?
Does anyone seriously give a f$$$ about her when it comes to anything important???? All she's good for is acting like the stupid little skank she is, no????!!!!

2228 days ago
198.

justsayin    

you know it's already over when conspiracy wackos like Babs (#181) are making hijacked election excuses more than a month BEFORE the actual election!

2228 days ago
199.

justsayin    

What's terrifying is someone who wants to be the next president of the United States texting with Lilo!

Might as well go be the Mayor of Detroit if that's your game.

2228 days ago
200.

ellie    

For these past years, Lindsay has been in and out of rehabs....partying til she drops...and splattered all over the tabloids. Why in G-d's name would Obama want her to head a fundraiser for him?

2227 days ago
201.

Eliza    

Obama should be happy to have someone like Lohan supporting him, because even though she's made mistakes, there are tons of younger aged people out there that continue to look up to her as a role model. He would be wise to accept that offer to gain interest and support from the young voters. He wouldn't realize that... doesn't seem very bright.

2227 days ago
202.

Rikki    

Go McCain!! While ugly Streisand is making stars pay $30 grand to eat chicken nuggets, that money could've gone to the struggling familes or animal shelters. I hate her and nobody even cares about her.

2227 days ago
203.

baby    

obviously obama laden dont like to remember the drugs he did? He had a great friend like his Rev Wright for over 20 years, and lets NOT forget this but preaches ANTI AMERICAN sermons! why dont all the obama supporters just go ahead and join up with bin laden and get it over with!

2227 days ago
204.

ILoveKim    

Sorry McBush that was a nice try but no cigar. You have nothing better to comment on than Obama not doing a fundraiser. First you talk about him having a fundraiser now you take a swing because he doesn't have a fundraiser. You need some money? Here's a dollar, go buy yourself some suits that fit.

Obama 08

2227 days ago
205.

T    

Seroiusly, again, seriously. People. This is what the presedential candidates for the most powerful coutnry in the world are discussing / debating, whatever you want to call it? Really? Lindsay Lohan? Who the hell cares about Lindsay Lohan? Who? She is just another spoiled, in your face, the world is my oyster so I will use it and abuse it, wanna be starlet. Yet two of the potentially most powerful men in the world feel the need to get into an argument over her? Its a sad state of affairs folks, tell the candidates to get thier acts together and focus on real life, not this hollywood garbage.

2227 days ago
206.

scooobie    

The McCain camp put LL up to this just to see how Obama would react.........What a childish campaign McCain is running. Do we really want someone like that running our country?

2227 days ago
207.

Racist Hater    

RACist Hater!!!!

2227 days ago
208.

AQ    

Let me get this straight - the economy is in the toilet yet McCain on Monday said it was perfectly fine and will turn around (from which of his seven houses he said this from is unknown), locally we've had 2 major companies that have been here for well over 80 years up and close - laying off nearly 4,000 people in a week and 2 more planning to layoff a combined total of 20,000 by the end of the month yet according to McCain the job market is fine. And all that the McCain camp can do is have Cindy McCain blast "The View" claiming they are out of touch with the average American when the McCain's were asked some less that really tough questions and McCain's camp is also complaining Tina Fey is sexist because of her accurate portrayal of Palin on SNL. It would seem the McCain people are the ones truly obsessed with celebrity not the issues!!!

2227 days ago
209.

justsayin    

Wow! The lefties show their hyper sensitivity once again. Media asks McCain opinion about Obama dissing BFF Lohan and they go all crazy eyed, asking why he doesn't discuss real issues. Why so sensitive if it's a frivolous matter? Typical messiah complex response to the slightest perceived indignity. Now THERE is someone you definitely don't want with their finger on the button!

2227 days ago
210.

justsayin    

Gotta love the pseudo intellectuals like 'ENTJ-Intelligence over stupidity' who want us to "do the maths" That certainly lends credibility to your statement about Republicans being less educated and less intelligent! You go to school with Joe Biden? (he's the drunk singing guy who is running for VP on your ticket. Just saving you time from having to look up the name in Wikipedia)

2227 days ago
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