Today's dose of unintended humor from the Chicago Sun-Times is Mary Mitchell's "McCain slings mud up from the low road." It's a standard anti-John McCain diatribe from the increasingly venomous Mitchell. To buttress her contention, she falls into tailoring her facts:
Throughout his campaign, Obama has been loathe to talk about race. And frankly, that apparently was a winning strategy since most people can't talk about race without getting angry.
And while black people used to be accused of whining when they talk about race, we're now called racist for daring to believe anyone can be racist.
But white people can apparently talk about race and get away with it.
Sun-Times columnist Andrew Greeley called out Palin in a way only a white writer can.
OK, Mary, let's try this once more. Obama has not "been loathe to talk about race." He's the one - or do you prefer The One? - who injected race into the campaign.
He did it when he said: "So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know."
He did it when he said: “We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. ‘He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?'"
Mitchell's citing of Andrew Greeley is particularly amusing. The Sun-Times's Loon Brigade is reduced to quoting one another to lend authenticity to their arguments. Priceless.
I don't know about Mitchell's assertion that "most people can't talk about race without getting angry." One thing's for sure: Mary Mitchell can't.