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Friday, July 11, 2008

Cut the nuts off

By now, rotated on countless television broadcasts, the image is indelible: Jesse Jackson, once the most influential African-American leader [Are you kidding me? People let this guy influence them??? - DJK] in the US, angrily jabbing his right arm and muttering about Barack Obama across a television microphone that he thought was turned off.

"I want to cut his nuts out," Jackson said to his fellow guest during a broadcasting break. "Barack, he is talking down to black people."

After being rebuked by his son, Jesse Jackson Jr, who is a co-chairman of the Obama campaign, the chastened clergyman spent a second day apologising for his remarks yesterday. Obama, the clergyman told reporters in Chicago, "represents the redemption of our country".

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