Once again, the media’s going wild over an outrageous remark made by a leading politician. Unfortunately, they’re going after the wrong man.
They’re all focusing on Harry Reid. They should be focusing on Rudy Giuliani.
Yes, during the 2008 campaign, Reid made a dumb mistake. Saying publicly that Barack Obama had a better chance to win the nomination because he was a light-skinned black and didn’t speak with a heavy black accent.
That was insensitive, at best. But Reid’s apologized for it, and President Obama’s accepted.
Far more outrageous is what Rudy Giuliani said Friday on “Good Morning America.” Commenting on the Christmas Day incident, Giuliani said the United States had no terrorist attack on U.S. soil when George Bush was in the White House – yet had already had one under Barack Obama.
Oh, no? What about Richard Reid’s shoe-bomb incident? What about two agents for El Al blown away at LAX? And, most of all, what about September 11 itself, on George Bush’s watch?
That was no dumb mistake by Giuliani. That’s an outright, deliberate lie. The same lie former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino told Fox News earlier. All part of a campaign to paint Obama as soft on terrorism.
The media should forget about Harry Reid’s off-the-cuff comments of two years ago. And focus on Rudy Giuliani’s big lies of today.
That’s my parting shot for today.