Why Won't Hillary Clinton Apologize For Geraldine Ferraro's Dumb Comments?
Ardent Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro ran for Vice President once, and now she wants everybody to know how fortunate Barack Obama is to be a black man. She recently told the Daily Breeze, an LA-area paper, that "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." Whoopsy!
We are inclined to cut Ms. Ferraro some slacks on this one, as she is the only woman besides Hillary Clinton to ever make a serious run at the number 1 or 2 spot on the presidential ticket. Of course she is bitter and old and mad at Mr. Charismatic! Not to mention that she's totally right: what white man has ever been "in this position"? None, that's how many.
Today Obama advisor Susan Rice said that Hillary Clinton should repudiate Ferraro's remarks. When reached for comment, Clinton spokesperson Howard Wolfson said he was too busy shopping for more horrible sweaters to do any repudiating.
Geraldine Ferarro lets her emotions do the talking [Daily Breeze]
Obama adviser says Clinton must 'repudiate' backer's comments [Political Ticker]