Lost in the teapot tempest over Harry Reid’s obnoxious observations, is a bigger gem dropped by none other than Bill Clinton. Game Change, which isn’t actually living up to its name (yet), reveals that the former prez dropped some old school truth on his bud, Teddy K.
In the book, Clinton is quoted as telling Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), “A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would be getting us coffee.”
Wonder if that had anything to do with Kennedy’s momentous endorsement of Pres. Obama. I can’t ask him, but I can only hope he had that in mind as he refused to sign up for another Clinton go-round. Yes, I know, it was Hillary running, not Bill, but their win-at-any-cost attitude was definitely shared. South Carolina proved that.
I don’t know why I’ve heard so much about what Reid said and so little about this Clinton quote. Oh wait, yes, I do. Alleged conservatives are only interested in pounding Reid so they can delay health reform, they don’t really care about who said what. For those who do, let’s talk about Clinton’s faux pas. It’s racist as hell, no gettin’ around that. And it matters because he will always matter. He was the leader of this nation, for crying in the night, and when the camera’s are off he’s a cracker. Talk like that, private or otherwise, makes people see one another just a bit differently. And every little bit counts. It keeps us from wondering just exactly why one in nine young black males is in prison. It keeps us from flooding the newspaper with protests when it refers to people as “illegals”. Sheeeeit, it makes it just that much easier to re-segregate schools, doesn’t it? If you think it’s just political trivia or gossip, think again. Ask not for whom the bell tolls, Wake County.
The other thing I have to ask is, what did we do to deserve politicians like these? From McCain trashing his integrity by picking an astoundingly unqualified running mate for opportunistic reasons to both of the Edward pimping their faltering marriage for votes to the former leader of the free world dismissing someone because of the color of his skin, we were really scraping the bottom of the barrel in 2008. I dread the next national contest.