Sen. Obama explains that we are all to blame for Don Imus, rap music, Grand Theft Auto, and a general coarsening of the culture.
"I think that all of us have become a little complicit in this kind of relaxed attitude toward some pretty offensive things," Obama said. "And I hope this prompts some self-reflection on the part of all of us."
Good point! I will henceforth desist in referring to women as bitches and never again will I refer to Condoleeza Rice, or anyone else, as a 'nappy headed ho'.
I do hope that Tipper Gore apologizes and accepts her share of responsibility as well. We have all become complicit!
Well. Since we are all responsible, none of us are. If, I say *IF* Sen. Obama wants to lead on this issue, he could start by pointing a finger at some real targets. Some hard targets; waiting five days and then denouncing Imus does not merit a Profile in Courage.
Just to help him get started, I wonder whether his new friend David Geffen has any clout in the record industry; I further wonder whether Sen. Obama wants to exhort him to help clean up Hollywood.
MORE: To Be Fair, the Senator is probably courting the Ineffectual Hand-Wringing Lib, not me, so this may be a useful tack politically.