Now another high ranking white liberal Democrat has to make his mea culpa. Good old Horrible Harry Reid apparently wasn't being very politically correct when he uttered this doozy as he described Prez BO as a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" . Whoa, ...no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one??? Good grief, imagine if Sarah Palin said that during the presidential campaign.
Harry thought Trent Lott didn't have any other alternative but to resign his position as majority leader after he complimented Strom Thurmon at his 100th birthday party. Will Good Ole' Harry take his own advice and follow suit for making such an insensitive racial remark? (I can't believe I just asked that question.)
Reid to Obama: Sorry for 'no Negro dialect' remark
By PHILIP ELLIOTT, AP
WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for saying the race of Barack Obama — whom he described as a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" — would help rather than hurt his eventual presidential bid.
Obama quickly accepted, saying "As far as I am concerned, the book is closed." Reid, facing a tough re-election bid this year, spent the day telephoning civil rights leaders and fellow Democrats in hopes of mitigating the political damage.
The revelations about Reid's 2008 comments were included in the book "Game Change" by Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann. The behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 campaign that elevated Obama to the White House is based on the writers' interviews with more than 200 sources, most of whom were granted anonymity and thus much of the material could not be immediately corroborated. Read more...