Liberals love to tell you that Republicans are the sole controllers of racist buffoonery, but Democratic Senator, anti-Bush miscreant and newly announced Presidential candidate Joe Biden proves otherwise:
Senator Joe Biden, D-Del., the loquacious chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who launched his presidential campaign today, may be experiencing an ailment not entirely unknown to him: foot in mouth disease.
Biden is taking some heat for comments he made to the New York Observer, in which he said of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a rival for the nomination: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
Immediately the conservative media establishment — Rush Limbaugh, the Drudge Report, bloggers — publicly pounced. At Townhall.com, Mary Katherine Ham wrote: "A clean black man? The first black guy on the American political scene who can both shower regularly and speak properly? Is that really what Biden thinks? If a Republican had said this, we'd have a national outpouring of grief over the residual ignorance and racial insensitivity in our country, and the guy would be in sensitivity training until around about the time John Kerry is elected president."
So now the question is: will MSNBC, the Washington Post and the rest of the liberal media make the same kind of noise about Biden's remarks as they did over George Allen's "mamaca"? Will the Washington Post mention Biden's remark over one hundred times during the next three months?
I highly doubt it.
Not that Biden has a history of doing this kind of thing. Oh wait, my bad. He does.