The high-minded tend to parse their words, so oftentimes we are left wondering about their intent.
I don't really care to wonder.
I want to know if Clinton really believes that it "took a president" to get blacks their civil rights. I want to know if Obama really thinks that taking money from Indian-American supporters makes Clinton (D-Punjab). What did Andrew Cuomo really mean when he said Obama can't "shuck and jive" his way through a press conference? Does Michelle Obama really think that blacks who don't vote for her husband constitute the slumbering masses?
And even though it was clearly meant in jest, does Obama truly believe the appropriate response to the question of whether Bill Clinton was the first black president resides in "Bill's dancing abilities"? ....
Harmless comments taken out of context and whipped to a froth in a media cycle? Maybe. But if we're gonna sweat Don Imus or Kelly Tilghman, don't presidential candidates deserve as much of our hot attention?
So as off-topic as it may seem, I'd like to know about the cards they're playing sooner rather than later.
Later being after I cast a vote.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
While I am skittish about the descent into identity politics, here is one blogger whose vote for that express elevator ride to left-wing hell is hard to argue with: