Skipping Skip, Part 3

It’s well known that the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider has valiantly refrained from crowd surfing Gatesapalooza.

And the thing the hardworking staff doesn’t want to talk about today is this quote from the Skipster in an Associated Press report (via

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying “in the end, this is not about me at all.”

Puh-leeze. This is entirely about Gates. For further evidence, see Glenn Loury’s New York Times op-ed piece, which makes some good, if debatable, points, including this one:

As far as I am concerned, the ubiquity of this narrative shows that we are incapable of talking straight with one another about race. And this much-publicized incident is emblematic of precisely nothing at all. Rather, the Gates arrest is a made-for-cable-TV tempest in a teapot.

All it lacks is the Mad Hatter.

Paging Johnny Depp. Paging Mr. Johnny Depp.

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2 Responses to Skipping Skip, Part 3

  1. Bill Ritchotte says:

    Wow…Valiantly refrained? I guess it all depends on what the meaning of “three” is.

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