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    Default Barack Obama says sorry to reporter he told: 'Hold on one second sweetie'

    'Sweetie': What Obama called reporter

    Calling a woman reporter "sweetie" on the most politically correct campaign in American history was never going to be a smart move.



    But embarrassed Barack Obama said last night he just couldn't help himself.
    The Democrat frontrunner didn't dare get so familiar with rival Hillary Clinton. But he apologised for his "bad habit" last night after asking a TV reporter on the campaign trail to "hold on one second, sweetie".
    Peggy Agar, who works for ABC, had shouted a question as Mr Obama toured a recession- hit car plant, asking: "How are you going to help the American auto workers?"
    It was only later Mr Obama realised his brush-off was going to land him in trouble.
    Miss Agar said she had been called worse but she still got back to the office to find an apologetic phone message from the Illinois senator.
    "That's a bad habit of mine," he said. "I do it sometimes with all kinds of people. I mean no disrespect."
    It was the second time he had been caught using the word he used it last month referring to a factory worker.
    The rumpus underlined the politically correct line the candidates must navigate on the road to the presidency but it is unlikely to dent Mr Obama's popularity.
    Yesterday, it emerged he was considering vanquished presidential candidate John Edwards as his running mate for the White House.
    Obama aides fear a muchvaunted ticket with Mrs Clinton running for vice-president would quickly become a nightmare.
    Her victory in West Virginia on Tuesday prompted speculation she might fight the presidential election at his side.
    But Mr Edwards has spent much of his political career championing the same white working-class voters Mr Obama is desperate to woo.
    The news came as Mr Obama criticised George Bush for appearing to compare his foreign policy to appeasement of the Nazis.
    The President blasted Mr Obama for saying he would be willing to meet leaders of hostile nations. The Illinois senator said he had never supported "engagement with terrorists".

    Embarrassed Obama says sorry to reporter he told: 'Hold on one second sweetie' | the Daily Mail

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    Hahahahahaha! Classic.

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    I sweetie, suga, and baby everyone I come in contact with, does that make me sexist or a pervert? Does that mean I am trying to flirt or get fresh...heck no..it's something that some people do out of habit!
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    I don't see how this is a big deal, but I'm glad he apologized.
    Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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    "That's a bad habit of mine," he said. "I do it sometimes with all kinds of people. I mean no disrespect."

    I somehow doubt he has ever called a man "sweetie."

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    Eh, it could be worse, it could be sugar tits.

    And nothing can beat Bush giving Angela Merkel a massage anyway.

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    I wouldn't get offended if someone said that to me. I've heard far worse things then sweetie!

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    I think he's handsome, so he can call me sweetie any time he wants!

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    big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDiva View Post
    I sweetie, suga, and baby everyone I come in contact with, does that make me sexist or a pervert? Does that mean I am trying to flirt or get fresh...heck no..it's something that some people do out of habit!
    I know a lot of people that do this. It's really big in the south.
    I don't see a problem with this at all. This day and time people will bitch about anything won't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    I know a lot of people that do this. It's really big in the south.
    I don't see a problem with this at all. This day and time people will bitch about anything won't they?
    I call people, 'Hon' quite a lot. Got it from my youth in Texas.

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    A lot of older men around here call the ladies sweetheart. It's cute.

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    My dad does this a lot. I have to tell him that nowadays women can really find that disrespectful, but its an ingrained habit for him. I can assure you that, at least for my dad, its not a sexist thing at all. I think many people have this problem, I don't find it a big deal at all.
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    I don't find it sexist either, if anything I think it's a sign of wanting to be respectful.

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    I call EVERYONE sweetheart, hon, etc. No biggie, IMO.
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