[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
Via the LA Times Top of the Ticket we learn that Obama had a bit of a slip of the tongue during the CBC banquet. He was supposed to say:
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.
Except he actually said…
If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as Jew– as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honor. I have no problem with that.
Go ahead, watch the video and listen for yourself. The Top of the Ticket’s Andrew Malcolm says he was confusing Jews with Janitors, and maybe so… but I tend to think that when he was discussing billionaires he couldn’t get the word Jew out of his mind.
Yeah, I am beginning to think he has a prejudice problem. There, I said it.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I’m happy to take a shot at Obama when I can do so fairly, but to me it seems clear that he meant to read “Junior” and then recognized the word on his little TeleCrutch.
But still I think he has a spending problem. There, I said it.