Dodd Harris asks a better question on Ipse Dixit:
Howard Dean is already doing everything in his power to prove that his Chairmanship of the DNC will be an even greater gift to the Republican Party than the tenure of Terry “GOP Mole” McAuliffe’s was:
“You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room? Only if they had the hotel staff in here.” – Howard Dean, speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus, 11 February 2004
Here’s a better question: Do you think a Republican could suggest in any public forum, much less in front of the Congressional Black Caucus, that the “hired help” tend to be black and get away with it?
But then, neither could a Republican say, as Chairman Howard did in November 2003, that “I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.”