Kennedy Clan Blasts Clinton for RFK Flub

Remark 'may be last nail in her campaign's coffin,' one says
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2008 6:08 PM CDT
Kennedy Clan Blasts Clinton for RFK Flub
Robert Kennedy, Jr. has defended Hillary Clinton for using his father to explain why she remains in the Democratic race.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has defended Hillary Clinton’s RFK gaffe, but other Kennedy clan members are fuming, the New York Post reports. As the anniversary of RFK’s murder nears, one relative cited Clinton’s “perceived insensitivity,” especially after Ted Kennedy’s brain cancer diagnosis. Another said the comment could mark the Clinton campaign’s last hurrah.

“That comment may be the last nail in her campaign's coffin," the relative said. "How can Hillary even use the experience argument when she repeatedly pushes the wrong buttons in her comments?” A family insider added, “I think people really felt that a line was crossed and that her campaign—and even her legitimacy as a politician—ended today." (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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