I appreciated the exchange, but there's more to it than a deft comeback on the governor's part.
Williams asked Romney if he planned to pick an “incredibly boring white guy” for vice president.
Romney retorted, “You told me you were not available.”
Can you imagine the furor if Williams had substituted another skin color for the adjective "white"? Media's obsession with racism cuts through only one channel apparently.
The question is doubly ironic when you consider Williams’ service as an intern to the administration of President Jimmy Carter.
Carter’s v.p. was Walter Mondale who was neither a person of color nor a particularly riveting personality.
In 2011 Williams asked President Barack Obama when he planned to “channel his inner Harry Truman.”
Williams is considered by a number of media pundits to be the top personality on traditional network news, one reason I watch Fox News’ Bret Baier whose news show is, in my opinion, the least biased and most substantive on all networks.
As an aside, I would normally have linked to the White House page on the Carter administration, but I currently don’t link to White House pages because on every one of them, there’s a plug for Obama.
As an afterthought, we can thank Carter for both the Dept. of Energy and the Dept. of Education, two vastly funded bureaucracies that often function outside the law and represent a direct drain on taxpayer money.
Romney popped Williams with finesse, a most pleasurable moment for Republicans.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/July 26, 2012)
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