Obama forgives Reid; In 2002, he demanded Lott’s ouster

Today, President Obama announced that he has forgiven Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for saying that Obama was an acceptable presidential candidate due to his light skin and lack of “Negro dialect.”
The racially charged remark hearkens back to the Christmas break of 2002, when Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., was hounded out of his majority leader position after he remarked favorably on former Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 1948 run for president on a segregationist third-party line.
So one obvious question: what did Obama have to say about that incident after Lott apologized?

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/How-are-Reids-remarks-different-from-Trent-Lotts-Hes-a-Democrat-81072627.html#ixzz0cK29kJFX

1/11/10