More noise than light, I rather think. As in everybody loves to use whatever ammo they can find for their own political purposes.
But I heard the comment on the show and at the time I actually thought I misheard. Quite frankly, I didn't think someone in his position could actually make such a 'stupid' mistake. And, in all honesty, being a black man I would have credited with a little more awareness around issues of discrimination and how hurtful the casual, unthinking use of language can be.
But he has 'fessed up and apologized. And even been challenged to a face off by a Special Olympian bowler.
And yet that's not what I really want to talk about.
Except to offer a counterpoint to this, Sarah Palin's video on the subject of the Special Olympics.
I don't care what your politics are (and no, I ain't no Republican, trust me), Palin could well and truly teach President Obama a thing or three on this topic. Perhaps she could offer him a course, gratis like, as a service to the rest of the country.
And lest we forget, best line ever:
What's the difference between a hockey mom and a Special Olympics hockey mom? Nothing.You pegged that one, my dear. You pegged that one.
H/T to Take Five