Mark Whitaker, NBC Newss Washington Bureau Chief, via Noel Sheppard, News Busters :
I think it goes beyond the Middle East, and I think it’s a bigger phenomenon which is the leader of the biggest democracy in the world is now a person of color and that is going to give him what political scientists would call a legitimacy in the street around the world that I don’t think an American leader has had, ever perhaps.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Then that Whitaker’s comments were made on Chrissy Matthews’ show, bone dumb ignornant seems somehow fitting.
Hat tip: Tigerhawk 
No not racist, just stupid, NBC day time anchorette Alex [Nit]Witt:
ALEX WITT: You know, John, and it’s interesting because there are many who had such an optimstic and hopeful opinion of things, and you certainly can’t expect things to change [snaps fingers] on a dime overnight, but there are many who suggested that with the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Obama administration there would be something of a lull in terrorism attacks. There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought â€” at least hoped â€” would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come.
Via Rich Noyes, News Busters .
Hat tip: Allah Pundit, Hot Air .