The book reports that Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had referred privately to Barack Obama early in his campaign as a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
True enough, but it certainly steps on the toes of the pc establishment. It's as bad as Joe Biden declaring Barrack Obama was the first well spoken, clean, african-american to run for president. Didn't go over too well with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and their rainbow coalition. Time for some major back-tracking.
Reid issued a statement of apology Saturday: “I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African Americans, for my improper comments. I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama’s legislative agenda.
Nice. Now time for the obligatory testimonial:
"Moreover, throughout my career, from efforts to integrate the Las Vegas strip and the gaming industry to opposing radical judges and promoting diversity in the Senate, I have worked hard to advance issues important to the African-American community.”
Don't worry Harry, your hooked up. No one's going to care.