Thursday, July 10, 2008

if you can't say something nice...

Apparently Jesse Jackson doesn't listen to what his mom surely taught him.
You know, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
How else do you explain his nasty little aside that he thought wasn't going to be heard by the world.
Obviously you've heard the reports.
It revolves around the civil rights leader complaining that Barack Obama can seem to be "talking down to black people" at times and should broaden his message.
OK, that's not TOO bad; not kind, but not too bad.
But that wasn't the worst of it.
Over the weekend, when he was talking to another guest after a Fox News Channel interview -- first mistake... Fox News -- he thought the mic was off... Second big mistake.
That's when he told the other guest about his feelings about Obama and added: "I want to cut his nuts out."
Now Jackson has apologized, according to wire reports:
"And then I said something I felt regret for -- it was crude. It was very private, and very much a sound bite -- and a live mike. I find no comfort in it, I find no joy in it."
Yeah, we usually don't "find joy" when we've been found out.
Talk about "talking down."
Jesse, better harken back to those lessons of childhood.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nona- I think his remarks are even worse given that he is a "Reverend". Surely, Jesus Christ who died for us all would never had uttered such a word or desire to "cut" anyone. How Jesse Jackson can go about using "Reverend" is beyond me--and he makes a living and trade doing so. It never ceases to amaze me how Obama can attract all these "Reverends" in his life, when not one of them speaks the words of Jesus. d