On 2008-10-23, Barbara West of WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando had a tough-question interview with Senator Joe Biden that didn’t sit well with the Democratic VP nominee. During the course of the question and answer session, Biden retorted, “I don’t know who is writing your questions”. He also scornfully laughed at her several times.
Biden was so livid about the four minute grilling that he promptly canceled a planned interview the station had arranged with Jill Biden. When the Orlando Sentinel questioned the Obama campaign, they cited what they felt was an unprofessional interview by Barbara West. They portrayed West as ‘combative’ and ‘woefully uninformed’.
West responded by saying: “I think I asked him some pointed questions. I don’t think I was rude or inconsiderate to him.”
Obama’s campaign DID give over $800,000 to ACORN, but they originally listed the donation as office supplies … until it was discovered by a watchdog group. (reference)
In the early 90’s, Obama conducted leadership-training seminars for ACORN’s up-and-coming organizers. (reference)
Obama represented ACORN in a 1994 lawsuit. ACORN was also a driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton administration that greatly expanded the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and helped spawn the current financial crisis. (reference)
Regarding Obama’s comments to Joe the Plumber about “spreading the wealth around”, he declared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” (10/24/08) that he had no regrets at all. Thus, he DOES intend to “spread the wealth around” … Joe (Biden and Wurzelbacher). Watch this brief clip from the interview.