Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Is Geraldine Ferraro the Victim of a Hate Crime?

She seems to think so. Coming on the heels of her no infamous comment about Barack Obama using his race to propel him to stardom, the first female vice-presidential nominee has now said that Obama's campaign's call for Clinton to denounce such statements is motivated by racism:

"In another interview with the paper that got this whole thing started, Geraldine Ferraro echoes the emerging Hillary line that it's the Obama camp that's played the race card in this dust-up:
"Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up," Ferraro said. "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?"

Um...are you kidding me?!?!? She can say that Obama's leading in the polls because he's black, and that's ok, but when he denounces it (which, regardless of veracity he's bound to do, because, well, that sh_t is F'ed up), he's being racist. This from a politician who's only claim to fame is being the first female VP candidate.

I'll say this much, with Hillary and her surrogates being so good at casting themselves as victims they must have graduated with honors from the Karl Rove school of politics. What nonsense. The only good news is that Ferraro probably won't get away with it, and Hillary will get another mark against her.

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