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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Harry Reid Inspires Denver Business To Promote “Clean, Articulate, Light-Skinned Negro”

This just in:

Denver, CO—Prior to Harry Reid’s comments about Barack Obama, President and CEO of Winthorp Enterprises, Inc, John Lynch has always promoted employees based upon their merits. However, Lynch started to reconsider one of his employees for promotion to Vice President of the company. According to Lynch, James Fennewick has worked in the mailroom the last two years, and is a “clean, articulate, light-skinned negro.”

“I never thought one way or another about James,” claimed Lynch. “But since Harry Reid pointed out that Barack Obama was a ‘clean, articulate, light-skinned negro,’ I’ve started looking at James in a new light. In fact, he’s so articulate; I should promote him to Vice President. If a ‘clean, light-skinned, articulate negro’ can be President of the United States, then James can be Vice President of Winthorp Enterprises Inc. Merit based promotions are so passé.”

Evelyn Mathrop—the retiring Vice President of Winthorp Enterprise, Inc—was initially hesitant, but now she agrees with the wisdom of President John Lynch in promoting Fennewick to fill her position.

“At first, I didn’t agree with Mr. Lynch,” declared Mathrop. “I was concerned for our other token, African American employee, Tuwanna Jones, but after Mr. Lynch pointed out that she was a ‘dirty, dark-skinned negro that spoke Ebonics,’ it all made sense to promote Fennewick instead of Tuwanna. I wish him all the luck in the world.”

White people are just looking for light, clean and articulate Negroes.

1 comment:

Tom Degan said...

For the Republicans to now claim a newly-found racial sensitivity is quite amusing to say the least. If that is the case, why the hell did they choose the dumbest black guy they could possibly find to chair the RNC? Racial sensitivity? Please.

Harry Reid will survive this little snafu he's gotten into - but just barely. As the numbers stand, he is not likely to be reelected this November. He should step aside with dignity and allow his party to nominate someone with a better chance of winning on Election Day. Maybe he will do the right thing - who knows?. In spite of everything he strikes me as essentially a decent guy. He should just go back to Nevada to a dignified retirement and bask in the glow of his career as a public servant - or go to work as a lobbyist for the gambling industry - anything. He just needs to realize that his number is up.

Reid's comments, while inarticulate, hardly constitute the fuss that is currently being made. All it really amounts to is the GOP's Kvetch Du Jour. They have so little credibility left that it really is quite touching watching them stoop to these non-issues. It is total desperation on their part. Today it is Harry Reid's harmless gaffe; tomorrow it will be something equally stupid and irrelevant. Just you wait and see.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY