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Washington Post Crashed, Burned, and Smoking Watch (George Will Edition)

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama, and George Will's head explodes:

George Will: Colin Powell Endorsed Obama Because He’s Black:

SNUFFLEUPAGUS: We just found out that former Sec. of State General Colin Powell has said he's going to vote for Barack Obama. Big impact?

WILL: Some impact. And I think this adds to my calculation -- this is very hard to measure -- but it seems to me if we had the tools to measure we'd find that Barack Obama gets two votes because he's black for every one he loses because he's black because so much of this country is so eager, a, to feel good about itself by doing this, but more than that to put paid to the whole Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson game of political rhetoric.



Excuse me, but what the f--- do Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have to do with George W. Bush's Secretary of State, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a lifelong Republican endorsing Obama? Oh, right -- they're all black. Pretty incredible that no one on the panel challenged Will's blatant racism (America's voting for the black guy out of white guilt) but based on the batshit crazy wingnut comments on Faux News' website, Will is just articulating what the GOP base is telling itself: Powell's just going with the brother because he's a brother.

Indeed, Rush Limbaugh says:

Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race.... OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with...

How about George W. Bush, in 2000?