03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Biden Hits Hillary Over Pakistan Gaffe ... Clinton Camp Defends

The Clinton campaign says Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., did not make a mistake when she talked about Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as a presidential candidate, in a recent interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

"Well, his party is on the ballot," said communications director Howard Wolfson, in an interview at Clinton headquarters in Des Moines, Tuesday, suggesting that the senator knew the difference between the man and the party being up for election, but was using shorthand. "And I don't think anybody questions that Sen. Clinton has a vast and deep knowledge about foreign policy."

The reaction came after fellow Democrat and presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., accused the only female candidate in the race of making an elementary error.

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