Daily Archives: March 8, 2010

Dan Rather puts his foot squarely in his mouth

Wow.  Didn’t somebody get fired for a joke about watermelons recently?  Good thing Mr. Rather is a liberal, huh?  Chris Mathews tried to save him by talking over him, but he was not quick enough.

This video is sure to disappear.  But aside from that, the meaning of what he said is revealing.  He just doesn’t think Obama has done a very good job.

Full quote:

Chris Matthews: “Nancy Pelosi will have her greatest triumph?”

Rather:  “When you talk about a triumph though, part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama’s leadership and the Republicans are making a case, a lot of independents will buy this argument, listen he just hasn’t been…look at the health care bill, it was his number one priority, it took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death and a version of …listen, he’s a nice person, he’s very articulate, this was going to be used against him but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”

See Left Coast Rebel for the story as it unfolded.

Posted:  03.08.10

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