Oh, now that was stupid indeed. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100109/ap_on_el_se/us_obama_reid During the presidential campaign, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada described in private then-Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." It's not the offensiveness of the statement (not sure it really is). But a leftist like Reid can't afford to offend the professionally offended. (he's down in every poll taken for his seat).