Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Never Miss a Good Opportunity to Close Your Mouth

Every American can make their own judgment about whether justice was served by the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial but one thing we should all recognize: President Obama's interference in a local law enforcement matter was unprecedented and inappropriate, and he comes away from the case looking badly tarnished by his poor judgment.

"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," the president said when asked about the case in the Rose Garden on March 23, 2012, after many had called for Zimmerman's arrest but several weeks before he was charged. "When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids."

In that context his statement sounds better, but he should not have put the focus on Trayvon's race. Nevermind the point that if Trayvon had been the President's son, he wouldn't have been walking in the rain and attacking neighborhood watch captains he'd never seen before.

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