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Obama Reinforces McCain Campaign Talking Points

6:09 PM, Sep 12, 2008 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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The campaign should really start sending out carbon-offset and organic soap gift baskets because every time a Democrat talks, things seem to get a little brighter for them.

Earlier this week, it was Joe Biden admitting Hillary might have been a better VP pick than him. Today, it's Obama denigrating his all-talk service in the Senate so others don't have to. Here he is responding to a reporter question about whether Dems have belittled small-town mayors in going after Palin's service:

"We've had an awful lot of small town mayors at the Democratic Convention, I assure you," Obama said. "I meet them all the time. The mayors have some of the toughest jobs in the country because that's where the rubber hits the road. You know, we yak in the Senate. They actually have to fill potholes and trim trees and make sure the garbage is taken away."