Following up to our post yesterday about Senator Reid taking over a year to apologize for bone-headed, wildly out-dated racial comment about the President is news that Bill Clinton allegedly made a racist comment about our current president to Senator Kennedy.
A book has asserted that President Clinton made disparaging comments about then-candidate Obama, although there is no detail on what he said. Senator Kennedy later stated President Clinton commented A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
This is a pretty equivocal statement, and the Czar is not even sure what it means. Indeed, the Czar is inclined to think the phrase means Only a few years ago, Obama would have been running lowly errands for the party, and now somehow people consider him qualified to be a candidate. At the same time, we also know that President Clinton had a wicked tongue, and blasted many political rivals within his own partyparticularly reserving some terrifyingly blue language for President Carter.
Yet, even though we know President Clinton has said some very damaging, hurtful, and embarassing things, the Czar is not at all convinced this comment was a racial one. The excerpt from the book does not establish such a claim, and worse, provides no context with which one could decide either way. In fact, the only background is that the comment took place during a telephone call between Clinton and Kennedy, in which Clinton was attempting to get assurances that Kennedy would endorse Hillary Clinton for President…in which case, the comment is not so much a racial one but a comment intending to trivialize then-Senator Obamas rise to fame.
Others can disagree, and with such an ambiguous statement people will certainly read into it no shortage of interpretations, but the Czar is going to have to state, for the record, Until we receive more information and context, this is just one candidates husband trying to downplay her competitor.
And until then, we move on.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.