March 23, 2006 10:09 AM
We Are Totally, Totally, Totally, Totally, Totally Sorry For This
Let's say you're a drive-time radio talk show host. You wish to suggest that Condoleezza Rice would made a great NFL Commish. Here is how not to do it:
"She's been chancellor of Stanford," Lenihan said on the air. "She's got the patent resume of somebody that has serious skill. She loves football. She's African-American, which would kind of be a big coon. A big coon. Oh my God. I am totally, totally, totally, totally, totally sorry for that."
He said he had meant to say "coup" instead of the racial slur.
Whoops. Well, we're sorry, Dave. It happens to the best of us. But hey, gook on the bright side. Tomorrow is another dago. Etc. etc. etc.