Sunday, January 27, 2008

VIctor on the Short & Nasty

This morning at 6 on the CBC news I heard a voice clip of Bill Clinton reacting to Hillary's loss in South Carolina. He said " Next week the real people of America will vote".

Real people? So is Bill calling the Blacks of South Carolina "sub human?" This from a man the media have called America's first "black"president.

This is shaping up to be a fun race. It has every possible prejudice at play: Romney-religion, McCain-age, Hillary-gender, Obama-colour, Gulliani-divorces.

Policy anyone?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Clintons started playing identity politics when they embraced Toni Morrison's description of Bill as the first black president. Petards can be treacherous devices.

Morrison caused a stir when she called Bill Clinton "the first Black President;" saying "Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas."