Metrosexual commentator Michael Kinsley famously said a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth. I thought of that quip when I saw Cory Booker’s humiliating walk back of the very reasonable comments he made yesterday on “Meet the Press.” If you missed the show, he said:
“It’s nauseating to the American public,” Booker told host David Gregory. ‘Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity. Stop attacking Jeremiah Wright.”
Whoa! He equated the Obama campaign’s demagogic attacks on Mitt Romney’s career with the Past That Dare Not Speak Its Name, the mere mention of which is universally acknowledged to be “racist,” “ugly” and a smear. One commentator even suggested that speaking about Rev. Wright is an attempt to “dehumanize” Barack Obama.
So of course, Team Obama sprung into action and did what they do best, silence anyone, including a Democrat rising star, who tells the truth about the One. They work fast! As Politico reports, by Sunday evening, Mayor Booker had made YouTube video amplifying his remarks, to say he didn’t really mean it. Attacks on Romney’s Bain career are legit after all! Shazam! The only thing missing from the video is the guy holding the gun on Booker!
That’s the Chicago Way.