Friday, March 14, 2008

Sacrificed on the altar of political correctness

I could give two figs about Geraldine Ferraro. Prior to being plucked from obscurity by Walter Mondale, she was a nobody. After she became Mondale's running mate in 1984, she became a footnote in history.

Now it looks like she may rate a second footnote. Ferraro was just fired by the Clinton campaign. What was her transgression?

She told the truth.

Ferraro was sacrified on the altar of political correctness for saying that Barack Obama would not be where he is [at the threshold of the Democratic nomination for President] if he weren't black.

Excuse me? This is news? Eight years ago Obama was a state senator from Illinois. In just under 10 months he could be our 44th President. Americans, as a whole, don't give fast-track promotions like that to just anybody. We generally don't award the highest job in the land to first-term Senators.

Given the level of Obama's rhetoric and policy prescriptions, I don't think anyone could seriously argue that he is where he is because of his race.

The irony here is that Hillary wouldn't be where she is if it weren't for the fact that she's a woman.

Go figure.

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