Thursday, October 02, 2008

Please! Stop Whining!

Talk about misinformation! Okay, Gwen Ifill probably should have mentioned to those choosing the moderators for the debates that she was writing a book about the current state of Black politics in America, but for that to disqualify her is absurd.

Who better to write a book entitled "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama" than a Black? It is a timely subject and a story, if written by a White, no one would have given it's authorship a second thought.

That she is pro Obama should come as no surprise. Duh! All the moderators have their candidate and some are more open about it than others. Just watch their regular shows.

McCain, it would seem is trying to reinsert race into a debate in which Obama isn't even participating! According to
Politico
McCain had this to say on Fox and Friends,
"Frankly, I wish they had picked a moderator that isn’t writing a book favorable to Barack Obama — let's face it. But I have to have confidence that Gwen Ifill will handle this as the professional journalist that she is. ...

Life isn’t fair, as I mentioned earlier in the program."

Oh, please. The debate has already been dumbed down to accommodate your running mate and the sexist/gender issue has already been laid on Joe Biden before he's even had a chance to open his mouth!

I understand his being a little nervous. It has been showing lately. John has been getting testy and sarcastic which is not becoming.

Oh, and about the book. The chapter on Obama has yet to be written. This is the time of Obama, he's leading the way for so many, but the book is not about Obama per se but of the inroads Blacks have been able to make because of men like Obama- and Colin Powell, and Harold Ford, Jr. and J.C. Watts and, and, and...

So let's tuck that nasty old race card back where it belongs - out of sight, out of mind. Watch Gwen Ifill tonight for the consummate professional she has proven to be, like, oh let's say, an Ed Bradley or Russ Mitchell or Lester Holt or, or, or...

Let's pay more attention to how the questions are answered than to who is asking them. We will be better served.

6 comments:

Word Tosser said...

would he protest if she was writing a book on women who run for President and VP

Margie's Musings said...

It's just ANYTHING for John McCain to gripe about because he knows he's behind in the polls.

Betty said...

And, by the way, McCain could have, or maybe should have, known about this book when it was reported on all over the news in July. On another subject, did you see the news that McCain is pulling out of Michigan? Michigan! No more ads, no more volunteers.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Betty, please, fill us in! Michigan? Is he out of money or does he think Romney can deliver it for him?

Sylvia K said...

I just read about Michigan a couple of hours ago, wonder what it's all going to mean in the long run? I love Gwen I. know she'll do a great job and you know where I'm telling McCain to go!!! Jerk!

Linda said...

I think Gwen Ifill is a first rate professional. I think John McCain is a weasel, he was for Ifill before he was against Ifill. Seems like he switched after he chose Palin. Hmmmm.