Quote of the week: Keli Goff

by santoki

Thank goodness for Eliot Spitzer. Or at least, I am guessing that is what the Clinton campaign is saying. With his fall from high, the news is focusing a teeny bit less attention on the comments of my former hero, Geraldine Ferraro:

If 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.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Ms. Ferraro followed it up with this:

Racism works in two different directions. I really think they’re attacking me because I’m white. How’s that?

And this:

If anybody is going to apologize, they should apologize to me for calling me a racist.

And her resignation letter:

The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you. I won’t let that happen.

I think that’s enough of that. With all of the commentary flying fast and furious in every which way, my favorite remark was delivered by Democratic analyst Keli Goff:

The real crime in all this was not the initial statement. It was how she behaved afterwards. You know, people tend to give the benefit of the doubt, to allow people to explain the context and what have you. And to come back and say that she’s the victim after making such… It was like she inserted one foot in her mouth, Dan, and was so hungry she had to go for the second. It’s ridiculous.

Word Keli. At some point, Hillary needs to take Gerry aside in a calm and rational manner and tell her to “SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!”

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