Monday, January 14, 2008

The Glass Jaw

Hillary supporter Bob Johnson, who founded Black Entertainment Television, introduced Hillary to college students in South Carolina by saying that the Clintons were "deeply and emotionally involved in black issues when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighbourhood." Johnson says he was referring to Obama's time as a community organizer. Obama's team and supporters say it was veiled reference to his admitted cocaine use as a teenager. Heads are wagging around the world.

Geeze Louise, can we get any more overly sensitive?

One: The statement doesn't say or imply anything about drug use.

Two: Even if Johnson had referred to Obama's drug use, why is that grounds for outrage? The man used cocaine. It's common knowledge. Obama talks about it in his autobiography. Does he think the Republicans don't know?

I mean really - I think it's fine that the camps are fighting hard and fighting back, but don't cry foul over a comment that wasn't made and that would have been reasonable had it been made.


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