When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

18 June 2008

Weezie, call your office

"I mean, 'whitey?' That's something that George Jefferson would say."

- Michelle Obama, commenting on a Clinton-supporting blogger's unsubstantiated claim that she made an incendiary speech about white folks using tired 1970s terminology.

It's a valid point in general terms--does anybody really say "whitey" anymore?--but I think that, technically, George probably would have used the word "honky."

Related: "The Jeffersons" (Museum of Broadcast Communications)

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