Friday, September 19, 2008

Memo to Karen Tumulty: Here's Your Jim Johnson Ad

We noted yesterday how Time columnist and fulltime moron Karen Tumulty was quick to cry racism because Team McCain had the temerity to run an ad linking Barack Obama with Franklin Raines, which the esteemed Time columnist immediately branded racist because, naturally, any ad showing two men who happen to be black must be racist, right?
This is hardly subtle: Sinister images of two black men, followed by one of a vulnerable-looking elderly white woman.

Let me stipulate: Obama's Fannie Mae connections are completely fair game. But this ad doesn't even mention a far more significant tie--that of Jim Johnson, the former Fannie Mae chairman who had to resign as head of Obama's vice presidential search team after it was revealed he got a sweetheart deal on a mortgage from Countrywide Financial. Instead, it relies on a fleeting and tenuous reference in a Washington Post Style section story to suggest that Obama's principal economic adviser is former Fannie Mae Chairman Frank Raines. Why? One reason might be that Johnson is white; Raines is black.
OK, Karen, so here's an ad with Johnson.

Will you be apologizing?

I won't hold my breath.

Now, of course, the dimwit demands to know why the one with Johnson didn't run first.

You just can't win.

More on the ad at Hot Air.

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