A photograph of Barack Obama wearing a turban and African garb hit the Internet yesterday, sparking a political firestorm - amid reports the Clinton campaign may have been behind it.
The Drudge Report Web site posted the photo of Obama, taken by The Associated Press in 2006 when he visited Kenya, and wrote Clinton staffers "circulated" the photo over the weekend by e-mail.
"Wouldn't we be seeing this on the cover of every magazine if it were HRC?" read an e-mail, allegedly penned by one campaign staffer, referring to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe quickly denounced it as "shameful, offensive fear-mongering."