Last Word on Hillary's RFK Gaffe ...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 27, 2008 5:13 PM
Keith Olberman had this to say about Hillary's unfortunate RFK reference last Friday: 
"You actually invoked the nightmare of political assassination? You actually invoked the specter of an inspirational leader at the seeming moment of triumph for himself and a battered nation, yearning to breathe free, silenced forever?

"You actually use the word 'assassination' in the middle of a campaign with a loud undertone of racial hatred and gender hatred and political hatred? You actually use the word 'assassination' in a time when there is a fear, unspoken but vivid and terrible, that our again troubled land and fractured political landscape might target a black man running for President? Or a white man? Or a white woman?"
... As usual, Olberman and I see things completely differently.  Granted, it was an unfortunate comment -- but not an intentionally malicious one.  I was on Fox yesterday talking about the gaffe.  Here's my take, which I believe is more daresay "fair and balanced":