Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ferraro Reprises Role That Rhymes With "Rich"

Sen. Hillary Clinton bid farewell a few hours ago to Geraldine Ferraro, the former vice presidential candidate. The Associated Press reports that "Ferraro notified Clinton by letter" earlier today "that she would no longer serve on Clinton's finance committee as "Honorary New York Leadership Council Chair."

Ferraro's fall stemmed from her telling an interviewer: "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."

According to AP,

Obama has called Ferraro's comments "ridiculous" and his campaign aides have called on Clinton to denounce the statement.

"I think they were wrong-headed," he said at a Chicago news conference. "The notion that it is a great advantage to me to be an African American named Barack Obama and pursue the presidency, I think, is not a view that has been commonly shared by the general public."

It was Barbara Bush, of course, who when asked how she would characterize Ferraro's style after her vice-presidential candidate debate against George H.W. Bush, famously remarked: "I can't say it, but it rhymes with rich." Barbara Bush later telephoned Ferraro to apologize for referring to her as a "witch." In hindsight, Barbara, maybe no apology was necessary. Truth can be an absolute defense, you know.

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1 comment:

Jake said...

Ferraro is a bitch with a capital C.