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Ex-Governor Blagojevich: “I’m Blacker Than Obama”

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Yeah, the ousted Illinois governor boldly said this in an interview with Esquire magazine (February 2010 issue).  In this interview, Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich states the following:

“What the  _____?  Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter…..I’m blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.”

What????!!!!  Okay, so now I understand.  A Black person’s level of “Blackness” is based on where they live (or have lived) AND if they shine shoes (or have ever shined shoes).  Hmmmm.  I guess he’s blacker than me too!  I have been in denial about the validity of my Blackness all this time.  WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, for the record, the ousted Illinois governor has since apologized.  This morning he told WLS Radio in Chicago that it was a “stupid thing to say.”  Really????!!!!!!!!!!