Pole Axed Or Not

TPM Reader RY keeps us posted …

Disquieting Rasmussen numbers this morning–McCain’s crying racism worked. 53% of Americans, including the same % of whites and half of all Democrats, thing that Obama’s “dollar bill” remark was “racist.” Only 22% think the Paris Hilton ad was racist–most of those being black people, of course (only 18% of white people took this view).

The good news this morning? God Bless David Gergen! Really–he was on This Week and said (check the video or transcript for exact wording), “When McCain’s camp calls Obama “The Messiah” and “The One”, he’s really calling him “upitty.” I’m from the South, and we understand what that means. That’s code.” Jake Tapper looked like he had been pole axed. Donna Brazille knew what he was talking about, of course. But GS, George Will, and Tapper had to be bluntly told the the way the world works by Mr. Blandly Bi-partisan….

Here’s the video:

Late Update
: A reader writes in to dispute that Tapper looks “pole axed” in response to Gergen’s comment. And looking again he may be right, though it’s possible he was pole axed on the inside.

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