A race between two racist misogynists: What I’m reading, April 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton

We still do not know the outcome of the Clintons’ recent missteps on race, but lots of people should be wondering if the race isn’t shaping up to be between two racist misogynists.

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky.
—Bill Clinton, January 26, 1998.[1]

Darrin Bell, April 12, 2016, San Francisco Chronicle, fair use.
Fig. 1. Darrin Bell, April 12, 2016, San Francisco Chronicle, fair use.

Here’s the joke:

Mrs. Clinton: Thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough.

De Blasio: Sorry, Hillary. I was running on CP time.

Odom: That’s not—I don’t like jokes like that, Bill.

Mrs. Clinton: Cautious politician time. I’ve been there.

Oh, we probably should have warned you not to read that while drinking coffee. But if your keyboard is still dry, CNN has the explanation: “‘CP Time’—also known as ‘colored people’s time’—is a stereotype about African-Americans running late.” . . .

It all reminds us of John Kerry’s infamous “botched joke” from 2006—except that Kerry, as far as we know, was improvising and may or may not have been joking. By contrast, in the Inner Circle fiasco, somebody actually wrote a script for the dreadfully unfunny (not to mention racist) joke, and Mrs. Clinton performed it willingly. She must think all New York is “Saturday Night Live.”[2]

James Taranto, “Hillary Aims for Hilarity,” Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-aims-for-hilarity-1460483375


Footnotes

  1. [1]Bill Clinton, quoted in Lily Rothman, “The Story Behind Bill Clinton’s Infamous Denial,” Time, January 26, 2015, http://time.com/3677042/clinton-lewinsky-response/
  2. [2]James Taranto, “Hillary Aims for Hilarity,” Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-aims-for-hilarity-1460483375

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