July 31, 2009
Let me say that I thank God that I live in a country in which police officers put their lives at risk to protect us every day, and, more than ever, I’ve come to understand and appreciate their daily sacrifices on our behalf. I’m also grateful that we live in a country where freedom of speech is a sacrosanct value and I hope that one day we can get to know each other better, as we began to do at the White House this afternoon over beers with President Obama.
Thank God we live in a country where speech is protected, a country which guarantees and defends my right to speak out when I believe my rights have been violated; a country that protects us from arrest when we do express our views, no matter how unpopular.
And thank God that we have a President who can rise above the fray, bridge age-old differences and transform events such as this into a moment in the evolution of our society’s attitudes about race and difference. President Obama is a man who understands tolerance and forgiveness, and our country is blessed to have such a leader.
Yeah. A President who was so above the fray that he admitted that while you were a personal friend and that he didn't have all of the facts, he basically called first responders to what could have been an emergency stupid.
A President who was so above the fray that he had his Press Secretary deny that he had said any such thing in a vain attempt to cut off debate about whether or not he had said any such thing.
A President whose spin doctors decided that he needed to invite you to the White House.
Okay, that's unfair. They decided that they needed to invite a guy who was just doing his job (i.e. the cop) in order to tamp down the racial shitstorm he helped to propagate. Having you along was just gravy.
Yeah, I'm glad that we have "such a leader." Thank God that idiot Sarah Palin isn't in the Number Two spot, huh?
(Found via Andrew Sullivan, who—no joke—titled his quote of this garbage "Amen, Skip. Amen")
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