"Obama wades in on Racial Issue"
July 23, 2009 7:26 AM   Subscribe

In last night's address, President Obama weighed in on the topic of Professor Gates' arrest in Cambridge, saying the police had acted "stupidly." We've discussed the issue itself previously, but the President's comments were themselves morning show fodder today.
posted by jefficator (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: there's an open link from a day and a half ago. The one NYT link should probably go there. -- jessamyn

Final link is broken.
posted by blucevalo at 7:27 AM on July 23, 2009

Entire post belongs in the open Gates thread.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:28 AM on July 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

Entire post belongs in the closed threads... um... place.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 7:30 AM on July 23, 2009

I agree with Kirth Gerson and that's a first.
posted by Wilder at 7:31 AM on July 23, 2009

I agree with everyone.
posted by box at 7:32 AM on July 23, 2009

I'm clearly not going to win this, so I should keep my mouth shut. But I disagree. The Gates issue has to do with Gates himself being arrested for disorderly conduct. This is certainly a subheading, but for the president to make what the New York Times calls an "unprecedented" foray into local police actions is noteworthy in itself. But it looks like three strikes, so I guess I concede.
posted by jefficator at 7:33 AM on July 23, 2009

I disagree with box.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:35 AM on July 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

Another comment from salon.com
posted by jefficator at 7:35 AM on July 23, 2009

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