Rod Blagojevich - 'Stupid' Comment on President Obama's Race
Jan 12, 2010
DC Buzz - Much maligned Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (now a reality TV star wannabe) said Monday that it was stupid for him to tell Esquire magazine that he's "blacker than Barack Obama" and then apologized for his statement. "It's a stupid metaphor to say I'm blacker than Barack Obama (pictured), that I apologize for," he said.
He added: "It's not appropriate for me, a white person, to stand out somehow and claim to be a black person, that's just wrong ... I was expressing frustration that the policies of this new administration still haven't really been focusing on the great deal of inequities we have in our society."
More DC Buzz...Obama poll numbers continue to drop, this time on his health care plan. Just 36 percent of Americans approve of Mr. Obama's handling of health care, according to the poll, conducted from Jan. 6 - 10, reports CBS News.
The full results are here under a tough headline, "Poll: Obama Health Care Marks Hit New Low."
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