POLITICS
04/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Slash-And-Burn" Vs. "The Kitchen Sink"

In the final push before Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton aggressively went after each other in a last-minute attempt to woo voters. Obama accused Clinton of being willing to do anything to win, according to The New York Times:

The Clinton campaign released an ad accused Senator Barack Obama of taking money from lobbyists over the last 10 years, while the Obama campaign fired back in its own commercial, describing the Clinton ad as misleading and complaining of "11th-hour smears." The back and forth came as Mr. Obama on Saturday called Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton a "slash-and-burn" game player who will do anything to win.

Both candidates continued a brutal schedule of campaign appearances, with Mrs. Clinton courting voters in the morning in Philadelphia suburbs, which the Obama campaign has been courting heavily, and Mr. Obama planning to go later in the day to Scranton, where Mrs. Clinton has family roots.

ABC News, on the other hand, reported Sunday that Bill Clinton is saying the Obama camp is "throwing the kitchen sink" at his wife:

"And let me just say this -- don't you think for a minute that if you don't get her -- if you give her a big victory here -- after all the blizzard of money and all these ads and the kitchen sink has been thrown at her. I asked her about that -- I said, 'They are throwing the kitchen sink at ya.' She said, 'Well, Harry Truman said if you can't stand the heat you should get out of the kitchen.' So the only thing I said is, 'Well, you have got to figure out how to keep the kitchen sink in the kitchen now,'" Clinton told the crowd.

Clinton's view of the "kitchen sink" is a new spin on a story line already familair to many voters, thanks to Sen. Clinton's opponent in the race. Sen. Barack Obama has spent the past few days, as the race in Pennsylvania winds down, claiming that the Clintons have been doing everything in their power to throw the kitchen sink at him.

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