What’s This All About?

U.S. Army MPs being sent to Alabama for law enforcement purposes, in clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, and no one knows who sent them?

That crazy, paranoid Glenn Beck covered the story on his show:

More at Ms. Underestimated.

Firestorm Erupts Over Politically Incorrect Remark

Washington is abuzz about the latest faux pas from a certain somebody who should know better.

A powerful Senator isn’t pulling any punches over what he deems is a profoundly insensitive comment:

“I understand it was meant as self deprecating humor,” the Senator told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anyone with disabilities. And I would hope that NBC has that same attitude.”

The Senator said he appeared once on Leno’s show two years ago, and “I have no intention of returning.”

“He didn’t just cross the line. He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that  young people with learning disorders are having to deal with today in America. The notion that  young, mentally disabled men and women — who I hope will be athletes — that that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment. It’s one that I’m not interested in supporting.”

PSYCHE!

Guess who that powerful Senator was? That was Obama two years ago, (slightly edited) talking about Don Imus’ nappy headed ho comment:

“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”

Obama said he appeared once on Imus’ show two years ago, and “I have no intention of returning.”

Racial Slur Stirs Trouble for Shock Jock

Last week, Imus referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, most of whom are African-American, as “nappy-headed hos.” He has since apologized for his remarks, and CBS and MSNBC suspended his show for two weeks.

“He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama said. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America. The notions that as young African-American women — who I hope will be athletes — that that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment. It’s one that I’m not interested in supporting.”

Though every major presidential candidate has decried the racist remarks, Obama is the first one to say Imus should lose his job for them.

If I remember right, Imus did indeed lose his job. It remains to be seen whether or not this unfortunate remark becomes more than just another small blip in the tsunami of FAIL that is the Obama Presidency.

Thanks to commenter Damiano at Ace of Spades Hq for the idea.

And yeah, I totally stole  “tsunami of FAIL”  from Jones in CO.

UPDATE:

Newsbusters reports that:

NYT’s web-posting concerning Obama’s “Tonight Show” appearance didn’t cover his Special Olympics faux pas. Ditto USA Today. And AP. And MSNBC.com.

From what I can tell, of the major outlets — not including blogs — only the Christian Science Monitor and FoxNews.com covered this.

However, Obama’s probably starting to regret the shabby treatment he’s given the Brits…