The big news yesterday was this “private” remark from Harry Reid, which appears on page 37 of Game Change
encouragement of Obama was unequivocal. He was wowed by Obama's oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama -- a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one," as he said privately. Reid was convinced, in fact, that Obama's race would help him more than hurt him in a bid for the Democratic nomination.
An utterly stupid comment, which Harry Reid has apologized for, but still should cost him his career. I’ll get on to the reason it should cost him his career in a minute, but first I want to address the race issue.
While surfing the blogosphere for reactions to this, one post stuck out. It was by none other than Michelle Malkin, in which she asks the following question:
Trent Lott resigned his leadership post over his birthday party pandering in praise of Strom Thurmond’s racial segregationist presidential platform. Many conservatives (myself included) put pressure on him to resign. Where are the “progressive” Democrats who will apply the same standards to Reid?