"I've been is his house" is no different than the common "one of my best friends is black" line white bigots use when trying to get a pass on racism. But then Whoopi Goldberg is the same black woman who had no problem with then-boyfriend Ted Danson dressing up in blackface as a joke some years back and who can forget Goldberg coming to the defense of child rapist Roman Polanski ("It wasn't 'rape rape'") recently? Indeed, Whoopi's love for white men behaving badly holds no bounds.Whoopi Goldberg spoke up today in support of Mel Gibson. Faint support to be sure…but support nonetheless. On The View this morning Goldberg said she was unwilling to call Gibson a racist, despite the offensive and abusive language he has been caught on tape using. Said Goldberg:You can say he’s being a bonehead but I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids. I can’t say it and so I really just need to say that. I don’t like what he’s done. Make no mistake.At which point Joy Behar asked Goldberg to explain Gibson’s anti-semitic remarks to police officers a few years agoDrunks say stupid stuff to people all the time because they’re drunk. They’re out of control. They are not thinking they are idiotic. That’s why I don’t like alcohol. I can’t say anything about that because I know what people are like when they’re drunk. This rant, I don’t think he’s drunk on this rant.When Joy Behar pointed out that plenty of people get drunk and don’t use that language and moreover, perhaps Gibson is the living example of in vino veritas, Goldberg responded that she didn’t think Gibson was drunk in this instance but that’s he’s an asshole. Which, if you’ve listened to the tapes you know is a rather large understatement.