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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Who Howled the Loudest Over Senator Ted Kennedy's Endorsement of Barack Obama?

Hell Hath No Fury

(Fox News) -
There is dissension in the National Organization for Women over Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama — and the rejection thereby of Hillary Clinton.

The head of the New York state chapter of NOW — Marcia Pappas — called Kennedy's move — "the ultimate betrayal." She says women have forgiven, stuck up for and stood by Kennedy despite his being late in his support of issues such as Title Nine and the Equal Rights Amendment — and now are being repaid with what she calls "his abandonment."

But the leader of New York City's NOW chapter — Sonia Ossorio — tells The New York Observer that Kennedy has been a tremendous friend to women. And the organization's national president — Kim Gandy — is also giving Kennedy a pass on the Clinton snub — saying — "we respect Senator Kennedy's endorsement."


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