POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES
What a graceless figure Ferraro is.
An undistinguished political career, an undistinguished mind, and a not especially pleasant personality.
Now she adds what is genuine racism, not just the kind of words we've had before in the campaign that bothered perhaps touchy people, but the genuine article. No other interpretation of her words is possible.
Of course, when the graceless attacks the truly graceful the effect is only to make the speaker ridiculous.
And to top it all, her grammar is poor.
"If Obama was a white man..." of course should be "If Obama were a white man...."