This one was just too good to pass up.
Keep in mind when you view this picture that this is the same Senator Barack Obama who called for Don Imus’ firing in the midst of the ‘nappy headed hos’ comment the (now former) radio talk show host made about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. His exact quote:
April 11, 2007— In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for the firing of talk radio host Don Imus. Obama said he would never again appear on Imus’ show, which is broadcast on CBS Radio and MSNBC television.
“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus” Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”
But apparently his offense at remarks like Imus made doesn’t extend to being offended at remarks (and actions) that are more outrageous which have been made by one of America’s most notorious racists.
Ok, ya’ll, here’s the pic:
Original caption: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., laughs with Rev. Al Sharpton during a speech to an audience at the 9th annual National Action Network convention Saturday, April 21, 2007 in New York. This election, the high-profile Sharpton, fresh from the fight over Don Imus’ derogatory remarks, is attracting all the party’s major candidates this week for his annual National Action Network convention.
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)