The Michelle Tape — Trouble for Obama?

Ken AshfordElection 2008, RaceLeave a Comment

Apparently, Michelle Obama was at a forum where she made a reference to "whitey".  Apparently, there is video, but it’s not been broadcast —

Let’s assume that the tape exists.  Moreover, let’s assume that Michelle used the word "whitey".  Does it matter what context?  Was she being facitious?

UPDATE:  Booman Tribune (who hasn’t seen the tape) has an interesting theory: that Michelle said "Why’d he…" instead of "Whitey":

From what I understand, it is a tape of Michelle Obama criticizing the Bush administration.

How you’d write it:

Why did Bush cut folks off medicaid?
Why did Bush let New Orleans drown?
Why did Bush do nothing about Jena?
Why did Bush put us in Iraq for no reason?

How you’d say it:

Why’d he cut folks off medicaid?
Why’d he let New Orleans drown?
Why’d he do nothing about Jena?
Why’d he put us in Iraq for no reason?

How Larry Johnson wants you to hear it:

Whitie cut folks off medicaid?
Whitie let New Orleans drown?
Whitie do nothing about Jena?
Whitie put us in Iraq for no reason?


And moreover, does anyone thing that this has any bearing on Barack Obama’s views?  The man is, after all, half-whitey himself.

More to come… I’m sure.