Can we please, please hear no more from Geraldine Ferraro? Unless, of course, she opens her mouth to offer an abject apology to Barack Obama, which doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. (…)
Until lately, Ferraro was an admired waxwork, a symbol of national progress and a brief entry in a child’s textbook. Then she confided her opinion of the Democratic presidential front-runner to a California newspaper. “If [Barack] Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”
Want another good quote?
But if Obama were a white junior senator from Illinois with the same impressive personal and professional qualities — the same intelligence, empathy, speaking skills, legislative tenure and life story — there’d be no way he’d have the name recognition to mount a major campaign in the first place. And if he did manage to run, it’s unlikely he would have inspired such a passionate and widespread following.
Ferraro Again? No. Salon.