Dan Rather says 'Articulate' Obama 'couldn't even sell watermelons' 

I'm not exactly a fan of the PC police, but it looks like Gunga Dan should have been a tad more thoughtful here:

DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and 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 is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."

For the record, I don't think that remark was racially charged so much as just another one of Rather's annoyingly affected Texas aphorisms run amok. Lucky for Dan he's not Republican or conservative or else people would really be sharpening their pitchforks about now. In Rather's case he might just get off the hook with a beer summit. That kind of exposure would really help his career.

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