Thursday, March 20, 2008

Headline of the Day (Geraldine Ferraro edition)

By Michael J.W. Stickings

She just won't go away:

Well, boo-freakin'-hoo. While it is true -- as Obama reiterated in his historic speech the other day -- that Wright has said some appalling things (on AIDS and race, for example), Ferraro basically said that Obama is nothing more than an affirmative action case, a man who is who he is, who has become what he has become, solely because of his race. Is that not similarly offensive, similarly unproductive? And while Wright is a preacher who, for better and for worse, speaks for his community, reflecting the good and the bad, Ferraro was, until she resigned in an arrogant huff, a member of Clinton's campaign and a Clinton surrogate.

Gerry Ferraro may not like being lumped in with Wright -- and we can argue over the specifics -- but it's her fault she's in this position, and she deserves it.

She should have kept her mouth shut, and, when it was flapping for the media -- first for the small-time Daily Breeze and then, inviting even more publicity, for the major morning news shows -- she should have shut the hell up.

But she didn't. And she has no one to blame but herself.

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