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Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

Rep. Peter King Addresses Second GOP Breakfast

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MINNEAPOLIS–Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) chided Barack Obama for what he called a lack of patriotism during the New York Republican delegation breakfast Tuesday morning.

The former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Obama showed Russia “moral equivalency” in his response to the conflict between Russia and Georgia over the separatist province of South Ossetia. He also said Obama opposed the Patriot Act.

King also defended McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, who was the subject of negative news media reports Monday and Tuesday about her pregnant teenage daughter, her directing a fundraising group for indicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and other scandals, calling Palin a “renaissance woman.”

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After the speech King answered questions from the news media, and he said “Barack Obama is not the most qualified man to be president,” adding that Palin is tough and has executive experience, and “she’s also going to be able to understand rank and file issues throughout the United States.”

Asked by The Chronicle about Palin’s judgment concerning her relationship with Stevens, King said: “She’s the one who took on the Republican establishment…so to me, her reform record speaks for itself.”

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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Written by chroniclenews

September 2, 2008 at 12:15 pm

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