February 23, 2007
Did you hear about the State Senator from South Carolina who said that Barack Obama will drag down the Democratic ticket in ‘08 because he’s black?
“Then everybody else on the ballot is doomed. Every Democratic candidate running on that ticket would lose because he’s black and he’s at the top of the ticket. We’d lose the House, the Senate and the governors and everything. I’m a gambling man. I love Obama. But I’m not going to kill myself.”
I somehow missed his stellar apology:
“If I caused anybody – including myself – any pain about the comments I made earlier, then I want to apologize to myself and to Senator Obama and any of his supporters.”