Joe Biden’s comment that Barack Obama was a “clean” black guy was patronising, but CBS reporter Dean Reynolds’ assessment of his campaign’s press plane is another matter altogether:
The McCain campaign plane is better than Obama’s, which is cramped, uncomfortable and smells terrible most of the time. Somehow the McCain folks manage to keep their charter clean, even where the press is seated.
B.O. perhaps? But evidently it’s a big job to keep the press plane clean, because McCain’s campaign “somehow” manages to do it, “even where the press is seated.”
I knew this campaign was exciting, but…
Given the way the MSM has fawned over Obama, this is ungrateful, to say the least. But Obama and his people are about to learn a lesson: you better be nice to the people you meet on the way up, because you’re going to meet them again on the way down.
As Reynolds himself notes:
Maybe none of this means much. Maybe a front-running campaign like Obama’s that is focused solely on victory doesn’t have the time to do the mundane things like print up schedules or attend to the needs of reporters.
But in politics, everything that goes around comes around.