Random Notes From the Web

For those of you who’ve been living under a rock lately – kinda like I have – Geraldine Ferraro’s come under fire for what many are categorizing as racist comments directed at Barack Obama. Ferraro, a former Democratic vice presidential candidate, told the Torrance, California Daily Breeze:

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.

Now obviously the Obama campaign was quick to denounce Ferraro’s comments and call for her resignation as one of the Clinton campaign’s top fundraisers, but curiously enough, Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to think Ferraro should resign.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Clinton said, “I do not agree with that,” in reference to Ferraro’s comments, and Clinton later added, “It’s regrettable that any of our supporters — on both sides, because we both have this experience — say things that kind of veer off into the personal.” What curious is I don’t see Hillary calling for Geraldine Ferraro to resign her position within the Clinton campaign.

In other news, the top American commander in Iraq has resigned in advance of his retirement. What’s newsworthy about the resignation? The timing, given the fact that Admiral William Fallon was the subject of an article published last week in Esquire magazine that portrayed him as opposed to President Bush’s Iran policy. The article also described Fallon as a lone voice against taking military action to stop the Iranian nuclear program. It’s good to know the folks who oppose military action against Iran are being pushed out of the administration, a fact that’s disturbing given John McCain’s own publicly stated desire to bomb Iran:

And finally, Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan gives new meaning to the nickname “Fighting Bob,” as he took a punch from a drunk man after he tried to stop the man from urinating in front of a business in Donovan’s district. Thankfully Alderman Donovan’s okay, and he says he’ll be pressing charges against the man.

EDIT: Looks like Geraldine Ferraro “took one for the team” and resigned, saving Hillary Clinton from having to can her ass.


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2 thoughts on “Random Notes From the Web

  1. I have to say that I hold Donovan’s account with a certain amount of skepticism. He has a history of physical aggression and has even punched a costituent last year at a Brewers picnic.

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