Hold On Sweetie...
Sen. Barack Obama, who is edging toward the Democratic presidential nomination, offhandedly called a Detroit television reporter "sweetie" during a tour Wednesday of Chrysler's Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights after she hurled a question at him: "Senator, what are you going to do to help American autoworkers?" The incident got picked up by the national news media, and the video, which shows Obama saying, "Hold on one second, sweetie, we'll do a press avail," to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reporter Peggy Agar, is playing on YouTube.com.
Given all the time he spent being mentored by Reverend Wright, there was no reason to think that Barack's bigotry was reserved solely for white people. Perhaps this is why Barack was a bit testy - he was touring an auto plant that, as you'll see in the video, was packed with middle aged white guys!
Several hours later, Obama left a message on Agar's cell phone, apologizing.
"It's a bad habit of mine," he said in the voice mail, which is on the TV station's Web site. "I mean no disrespect, so I am duly chastened on that front."
Given the zero tolerance that democrats are supposed to require for misogynists and bigots, it's a wonder that Barack can write off his hatred as "a bad habit" and think for a second that he can get away with this.
Lucky for the party that this scandal occurred before Hillary had been driven from the race. Now they're going to have to kiss her feet as they beg her to save them!