Maybe if you’re a reporter for ABC Radio sitting at a White House press conference you should be prepared to ask a real question.
Ann Compton of ABC News Radio, who admitted to being surprised that Obama called on her (perhaps because he had already called on Jake Tapper, also of ABC), asked the president a question about race. She wondered whether the subject of race was raised often in the White House as he handled his daily duties and whether it affected how he was judged. Obama responded: “I think that the last 64 days has been dominated by me trying to figure out how we’re going to fix the economy, and that affects black, brown and white.”
He said he contemplated the “seering” history of racial division in the U.S. after his election and that “lasted about a day” before he got to the business of trying to save the economy, and added that he was confident that “right now the American people are judging me exactly the way I should be judged” — based on how well he was doing his job, not on his race.
WTF? She was “surprised” at being called upon? This is her freaking job. Everyone should be so lucky. She covers the White House.
I can’t help it, I’m seeing an SNL skit from this. Something like a fake Obama saying—
Why, yes, Ann, while I love my wife and girls dearly, every single day those of us who are African-American contemplate what it would have taken to marry a nice white girl like you.
My only request is that they work Tina Fey and Amy Poehler into the skit.