Monday, January 14, 2008
Bob Johnson having Hoof in Foot Disease
Hilary Clinton, still fresh on defensive stance she had over comments that she and her husband made regarding Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and Obama's fitness for the White House, tried to turn the tables on her top primary rival. She then accused his campaign press of looking to score political points by distorting their words she stated.
Hilary stated that she hoped this campaign can get past questions of race. Sadly, she messed up and allowed Bob Johnson (whom some of us target as sellout) the founder of Black Entertainment Television to speak on her campaign trail.
He was quoted as saying, "To me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues - when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood; I won't say what he was doing, but he said it in his book - when they have been involved," Johnson said.
Obama mentioned in his book, "Dreams From My Father," that he had used illegal substances in his past. (and he did admit to inhaling.) Now in my mind if were to realistically bash everyone in the political arena (from George Washington to Dubya) that we would not have had ANY political leaders in office if alcohol or drug use was an issue.
Johnson later clarified his statements by saying, "tat his comments referred to Obama's work as a community organizer in Chicago "and nothing else. Any other suggestion is simply irresponsible and incorrect."
Source: New York Times