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Yeah, fire his ass. He mis-spoke and garbled his words when speaking about Saint Condi, a member of the BUSH ADMINISTRATION, eeeks! Sounds like a plot to me, fire him, Dixie Chick him, make it so that his mis-speaking ass never works again. After all, in Amerikkka we can't have people unintentionally mixing their words, especially when talking about the revered Bush administration.

And you have to love Condi's response, invoking slavery AND using this to justify the disaster in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She's got some nerve, especially after it's obvious from the transcript that the DJ in question was trying to say "coup" and I think "boon" at the same time - he ended up saying "c--n," then immediately caught what he said and then said oh my God I'm so sorry. You do not fire a guy for that - unless, UNLESS, the audio transcript shows that his tone was only mock serious when he apologized, otherwise it was an obvious confusion of two words.

It reminds of the time several years ago I was on the phone with someone from the gay family support group P-FLAG. In the middle of the phone call I called the group P-FAG. I was mortified, and immediately told the person I was gay so I really wasn't making a fag joke. Obviously I mis-spoke. And no one got me fired. And PFLAG didn't blame my slip of the tongue on the Matthew Shepard murder. In contrast to some opportunistic people who wouldn't know a civil right if it hit them in the face.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Dave Lenihan of KTRS in St. Louis apologized on the air immediately after making what he said was a slip of the tongue during his morning show on Wednesday.

Lenihan had praised Rice, who has frequently said she aspires to run the NFL one day but has ruled out seeking to replace retiring Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who recently announced his retirement.

On his show, Lenihan said: "She's been chancellor of Stanford. She's got the patent resume of somebody that has serious skill. She loves football. She's African-American, which would kind of be a big c--n. A big c--n. Oh my God. I am totally, totally, totally, totally, totally sorry for that."

He said he had meant to say "coup" instead of the slur. KTRS president and general manager Tim Dorsey agreed that the remark was accidental but announced the same day that Lenihan had been fired.

Rice said Sunday that the incident is evidence that the "birth defect" of slavery infuses even mature democracies with racial tensions that take generations to heal.

Rice added that she hopes the episode inspires Americans to "be a little bit more humble" about the progress of emerging democracies such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Of course, we probably should understand why Condi is so heavy-handed about making slavery comparisons. After all, this is one of her first forays into actually doing a damn thing about the civil rights of anyone, so you can't expect her to be really that adept at it.

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