O'Reilly Interview: Clinton Glad Obama 'Finally' Spoke

She also gets in a subtle shot at Obama over his former pastor
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 6:07 PM CDT
O'Reilly Interview: Clinton Glad Obama 'Finally' Spoke
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., shakes a hand as she sits in the passenger side of a pickup truck.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

In her first interview with longtime critic Bill O’Reilly, Hillary Clinton called Jeremiah Wright's comments “offensive,” “outrageous,” “off base” and “far out," ABC News reports. She also got a dig in at Barack Obama by saying she's glad he "finally" clarified his views on Wright, the New York Times notes. Fox News offered a peek before the interview airs tonight on the O'Reilly Factor.

"I'm going to leave it up to voters to decide," Clinton said of the controversy. When O'Reilly said he felt sorry for Obama, “derailed by some loony guy,” she responded, “Well, I think he made his views clear, finally, that he disagreed.” On the trail today, Clinton recalled this exchange in the interview: “He said, ‘Hey, you’re going to raise my taxes.’ And I said, ‘I sure am.’” (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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