Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ferraro's big mouth

I never thought I'd live to see the day a former vice-presidential candidate would actually make a racist remark. Yet that is exactly what Geraldine Ferraro did when she said yesterday that Barack Obama is only in the lead in the Democratic delegate race because he is a black man. Ferraro is a Hillary Clinton supporter, in fact she is on the fundraising team.

Quote: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

Hillary only said she "regretted" Ferraro's remark (the classic non-apology apology) but refused to disassociate herself from Ferraro herself. Smelling blood, David Axelrod who supports Obama demanded Ferraro be kicked out of the campaign.

Perhaps kicked out of the party, too. There is no warrant for such a reckless remark; and someone with such a distinguished career as Mrs. Ferraro ought to know better. This is only adding more fuel to the argument that Clinton is unfit for command. If the shoe fits, walk in it. Samantha Power was forced to quit the Obama campaign for calling Clinton a "monster" and the same standard should apply to Ferraro.

UPDATE (5:32 pm EDT, 2132 GMT): David "Sinbad" Adkins adds some more dumping to Clinton's self-proclaimed foreign policy "experience," noting the junket he and Sheryl Crow went on in 1996 with Clinton and her daughter to Bosnia. The trip was just a USO concert for the US troops there. No diplomacy at all.

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