Aug 5, 2008

Who smelled it dealt it [LINK]

My latest letter to the Globe:

The Globe's recent editorial on the controversy over the McCain campaign's attack ads confirms that the issue of race has devolved into a game, one that only Obama supporters are allowed to play. While decrying use of the "race card" as a "distracting sideshow," the Globe says that by focusing on the Obama campaign's presumptuous air and questioning "who does this guy think he is?" the McCain campaign is subtly hinting that Obama is an "uppity" negro, adding: "That's worth talking about." So, any suggestion that Obama is not up to the job of the presidency can be considered racist. Like it or not, the Boston Globe has just played the "race card" in no uncertain terms. Editors should decide whether this is a game worth playing.