Forgive and forget, says President Obama about a comment made by Sen. Harry Reid. This was an unfortunate (stupid) comment by a man who probably doesn't have a racist bone in his body and who urged Obama to run for president.
Journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, authors of "Game Change," wrote that Mr. Reid predicted during the 2008 campaign that Mr. Obama could become the country’s first black president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
Michael Steele, probably trying to make up with the GOP, went for the jugular. In an interesting turn of events Steele called for Reid's resignation as U.S. Senate majority leader on "Meet the Press."
In an even more interesting development, Congressman Pete Hoekstra (Wisconsin), who has made a career out of criticizing the president, said on "Face the Nation," "It is a Democrat issue, it is a personal issue -- Republicans ought to stand on the sidelines."