Hillary Hires On A Fake
By Geoff Earle
A man who slams Barack Obama for offending hardworking Pennsylvanians in Hillary Rodham Clinton's attack ad is actually a life-long Jersey resident, it was revealed yesterday.
Clyde Thomas is passed off in the ad as one of five Pennsylvanians who are supposedly fuming about Obama's controversial comments that "bitter" small-town folks turn to religion and guns because of economic hardships.
What the ad doesn't say is that just two months ago, Thomas lived in Somerset, NJ - about 30 miles outside Newark. Thomas, 46, has lived there for decades, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday.
While Thomas was born in Scranton, he lived and worked in Jersey for most of his life, and even voted in the Feb. 5 New Jersey primary. He recently moved to Bethlehem, Pa., where he has volunteered for the Clinton campaign.
The campaign didn't respond yesterday to questions about how a New Jersey voter ended up in its Pennsylvania ad.