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KitchenAid apologizes over tweet about Obama's grandmother

KitchenAid apologizes over tweet about Obama's grandmother

An inelegant tweet about President Obama’s deceased grandmother during last night’s debate has KitchenAid – which is usually better known for its mixers and blenders – backpedaling hard.

The message, which was posted to the home appliance company’s Twitter profile as Obama sparred with Republican rival Mitt Romney, has since been deleted.

But according to the legions of retweets, the note referred to Obama’s maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who passed away in November 2008.

Since then, the tweet has sparked...

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