Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Barack Obama's Not Black Enough For Jesse Jackson

Howard Kurtz has a wonderful column in today's Washington Post that starts with the absurdity of Dan Rather's delusional lawsuit against CBS, but then includes this gem:

Just when you thought the campaign might be detouring into substance comes this bulletin: Barack Obama isn't black enough for Jesse Jackson.

That's right, the 1984 and 1988 Democratic presidential candidate is questioning the racial credentials of the 2007 African-American candidate.

I see two possible explanations for this:

1. Jesse really misses the spotlight.

2. See number 1.

Here's a link to Jesse's laughable blather.

Key paragraph:
Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on attempted-murder charges in Jena, La. Jackson, who also lives in Illinois, endorsed Obama in March, according to The Associated Press.

Jesse now says that he doesn't remember saying that. Hmmm. As I recall, he claims not to have remembered calling New York, "Hymietown."

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