David Patterson, candidate for New York's all time worst governor, blamed the media for trying to push him out of next year's election. They're racists and "We're not in the post-racial period," Paterson said in an interview.
The truth came from state Senator Kevin Parker a black Democrat from Brooklyn. "He's given the media more than enough to feed on with the incompetence shown in his administration," he said.
This nonsense of using race as a buffer to fend off criticism of your performance has got to end. If anything is preventing a "post-racial" period it is that pathetic ploy. Race had nothing to do with the scathing attacks on Bush, Cheney, Rice, Palin etc. It just goes with the territory and you don't get to avoid it by crying race.