March 11, 2008

SPEAKING OF GERALDIINE:

Clinton backer Geraldine Ferraro sparks new Obama race storm (Tim Reid, 3/11/08, Times of London)

Geraldine Ferraro, the Democrats' 1984 vice-presidential nominee and an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, has triggered the latest campaign firestorm by saying Barack Obama has been successful only because he is a black man.

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," Ms Ferraro told the dailybreeze.com political website. She added: "And if he was a woman (of any colour) 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."


Welcome to Clash of the Quota Hires, huh?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2008 11:44 AM
Comments

This whole thing is just a huge scoop of awesomeness with extra awesomeness on top, isn't it? Pundits who worry about John McCain being "out of the spotlight" while this is going on are hilarious...

Posted by: b at March 11, 2008 12:45 PM

Apostate n. A Dem. politician daring to acknowledge an obvious truth on any issue involving race.

Posted by: curt at March 11, 2008 2:01 PM

What would Flip Wilson say?

Posted by: ghostcat at March 11, 2008 3:50 PM

Gerry Ferraro lost in 1984 for good reasons, one of which we see here. Poor judgment.

Posted by: John at March 11, 2008 8:42 PM
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