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Obama Tells GOP " Lay Off My Wife" and FOX Says No Way

Reported by Deborah - May 19, 2008 -

Barack Obama comments today on ABC's Good Morning America about the GOP attacks on his wife Michelle's patriotism became the issue of the day on FOX Election HQ this afternoon, 5/19/08. The ruthless attack ad remained in the background while they analyzed Obama's right to defend and protect his wife from political attacks.

Megyn Kelly noted that as a married woman she appreciates Obama's defense of his wife but added that she received "tons" of e mails from people who think Michelle Obama is fair game and his position is wrong.

Here's what Obama said on Good Morning America. .

"If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable," Obama said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "For them to try to distort or to play snippets of her remarks in ways that are unflattering to her, I think is just low class."

Kelly claimed that voters "want her to be a patriotic" and took issue with Obama calling the Republican tactic low class.

Greg Jarrett asked John Lehman if McCain was planning to ask the Tennessee group to stop running the ad. Lehman's response assured viewers that John McCain approves of their message and has no intention of intervening. Lehman told Jarrett that McCain would " pull ads that hit below the belt" adding that this didn't fit into that category.

It was then time for the daily visit from the wise elder, Brit Hume, who announced that Michelle Obama had "gone beyond the traditional role" and was therefore fair game. He advised Mrs Obama not to "engage in flights of rhetorical fancy". Jarrett chimed in that she should expect criticism "if she starts talking like Bill Clinton"

Later in the hour, Tammy Bruce did a feminist schtick about how Obama is disrespecting his wife by trying to protect her. The blah blahs went on with mentions of kitchens and cookies somewhere. Jarrett thought it was a "macho thing" for Obama but Bruce thought he was "whining" quipping that he should be sent "Depends". (The same might be said for McCain)

So it looks like the folks on FOX Election HQ thought the video was just fine and Michelle Obama should keep quiet and take whatever they feel like dishing out.