Do you remember the Clinton political rally when someone yelled: "Iron my shirt!" How much outrage did that engender? More like chuckles.
What would've happened if someone shouted: "Shine my shoes" to Barack Obama?
John McCain was asked: "How are we going to beat that bitch?" He replied: "Good question."
Indeed. Waddya think of: "How are we going to beat that black bastard?"
These observations aren't mine. Find them here, in a perfect essay by Robin Morgan.
The Morgan article made me think about the righteous and justified broohaha over racial slurs directed at Tiger Woods. A radio DJ suggested Woods be lynched. That cost her a chunk of change, nearly her job, and generated lots of press.
The magazine Golfweek reported the event and (you have to wonder just what they're thinking sometimes?) decided to put a noose on the cover of their magazine, sort of to really drive home the whole Ku Klux Klan lynching atmosphere. Like a fine wine with dinner.
The editor got fired. Big Mess. Big Press. Outrage.
And totally justified. Hooray for outrage. Overt racism on cover of national magazine. Heads fall!! As they should
But reading Morgan's article, I can't wonder why those guys at Golfweek and beyond aren't up in arms over this: