Six Degrees of Obama
"Briefly, my opinion is that it was an ill-considered statement that warranted an apology, irrespective of intent. FWIW, I don't think she intended to suggest anything nefarious, but it was not a particularly sensitive example to use to make her point, and careless in its disregard of the history of violence against black leaders. It was inevitable, and of course not unreasonable, that people would consider her competitor Obama within the frame she built, to upsetting results, even if she didn't specifically mention him."
So the new rule is Hillary (and Bill, her surrogates, etc.) cannot mention anything that someone might possibly, in some bizarre fashion, connect in some offensive way to Barack Obama within six degrees of separation?
We have a new game for the media and OFB to play!
She says "We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California."
Assassinated - black leaders have been assassinated - Obama is a black leader - she was talking about assassinating Obama
The first player takes quote out of any statement by Hillary, Bill, or any Hillary staff member or prominent supporter, and the second player has to link a word from it to Barack Obama in an offensive way within six links.
Hillary says* "This is all a big kabuki dance"
Dance - racial sterotype of black people being good dancers - Obama is black - Obama danced with Ellen Degeneres on her show - Hillary is saying Obama is a good dancer because he's black.
That was too easy. Let's try something harder:
Bill says* "The media is trying to gin up a controversy"
gin - cotton gin - picking cotton - black slaves picked cotton - Obama is black - Bill is making a derogatory reference to Obama
See how fun and easy it is?
(*Not real quotes)