Barack's Typical White Grandmother
I didn't pay too much attention to Barack's anecdote about his grandmother showing racism because she was nervous when she passed a black man on the street, or when he commented the other day that she was a "typical white person". Unfortunately for Obama, he wrote about the incident in his book
, and his grandmother does not come off as racist:
"A man asked me for money yesterday. While I was waiting for the bus."
Her lips pursed with irritation. "He was very aggressive, Barry. Very aggressive. I gave him a dollar and he kept asking. If the bus hadn't come, I think he might have hit me over the head."
Sounds to me like she had the situation sized up pretty well; any panhandler who remains aggressive after you've given him a buck is clearly up to no good.
Sorry Barack, but I'm rapidly getting the feeling that you're the racist here.