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Saturday, January 12, 2008


January 11, 2008

Amid accusations of racial insensitivity, Bill Clinton called into the Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show on Friday to discuss recent comments about Barack Obama.

Clinton was asked if comments she made about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and remarks her husband made about Obama receiving "fairy-tale" treatment from the press might hurt her standing with African Americans.

While the former first lady was defending herself in California, her husband was explaining himself to the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The former president explained to Sharpton that his comment was not a swipe at Obama reaching for the White House but rather a reference to the fawning press treatment Obama has received. In particular, Clinton is incensed that the press has not focused on Obama's 2004 acknowledgement to the New York Times that when he spoke out against the prospect of war he was "not privy to Senate intelligence reports."

"We went through 15 debates," Clinton told Sharpton, "and the Obama campaign made the argument that his relative lack of service in the Senate was not relevant because he has better judgment than all the Democrats because he'd always been against the Iraq war in every year."

"I pointed out," Clinton continued, "that he had never been asked about his statements in 2004 that he didn't know how he would have voted on the war resolution, and there was, at that time, no difference between his position and President Bush's."

"Look," Clinton continued, "there could be a perfectly good explanation for it. Maybe, he just meant, that once it was done, everybody wanted it to work, including the UN. But the point is, it disproves the arguments that he was always against it, and everybody else was wrong and he was right. So I said, 'that's what those debates were for, and how many of you knew those two facts, in the audience?' And I said, 'So that story is a fairy tale.'


So apparently, since Obama is campaigning, we are not to use the F word (Fairy Tale) and we cannot dare speak of MKL, Jr.

Sharpton is the most devisive, media-whore, attention seeking, polarizing person in our country. Obama will end up losing because of his babysitting of every word that comes from the other candidates mouths. How in the WORLD can Clinton talking about Obama's perception that he was never for the war (that IS a fairy tale story) be considered racist?

I am willing to offer Al some remedial reading courses for comprehension. Clinton said Obama's perception that he was always right about not going to war was a fairy tale story, meaning he is lying about that but we can't use the word lying! or fairy tale! or talk about MLK, Jr. because... if you are white, you have no right to!

I guess I'll have to take down the quote on my classroom door:

"Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education." ~ MLK, Jr.

Too bad Sharpton clearly has neither.


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