GLENN: So I don't know about you, but I've called my kids monkeys before. Well, I told you yesterday there was a story that for some strange reason the media just doesn't want to pay attention to. What it was was a delegate for Barack goes out into a Chicago suburb and goes, hey, monkeys, get out of the tree; it's not made for the monkeys to swing around in it. I could see myself saying this. Unfortunately for her the children that were playing in the tree were African-American. By the way, the delegate's not white. The delegate is Hispanic, but she must have learned the racism and hatred from white people because Hispanics can't be racist, at least according to Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation Theology.
So she says to the neighbor -- because I am assuming -- I'm making this part up. I'm assuming the neighbor said, what did you call my kids? I don't know. That hasn't been reported anywhere. Can't get a journalist to follow this story. Hasn't been reported anywhere. I do know that the neighbor did call police. Hey, Stu, is that your first reaction?
STU: Oh, yeah.
GLENN: Call police?
STU: Yeah, as soon as you hear -- if someone were to say something to you, I mean, I know I just immediately call authorities.
GLENN: I know my mother would have -- if she would have said something, which she wouldn't have done. If she would have said something, she would have said, come on, kids. Just remember sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you. Would have done that.
STU: Well, wouldn't she also have realized that it wasn't a derogatory word?
GLENN: Well, my mother would have but I can't relate because I'm white.
STU: You're a typical white person.
GLENN: I'm a typical white person.
STU: That's been punished with four babies. So what do you know.
GLENN: How many more signs do you need? Wait until I tell you the pie story. Oh, this one will blow your mind.
All right. So she goes out and the neighbor calls police because she said, hey, the tree's not made for monkeys climbing on it. So the police come, they give her a $75 fine. Now, I told you last night that the mayor of this town knows this delegate for Barack Obama and says she's not a racist, and I apologize for the police -- the police shouldn't have given her a ticket. I'm sorry for that, it shouldn't have happened and she's not a racist.
Well, Obama's campaign -- this is the way it was spun yesterday and yet you don't know what the truth is because the media's not looking for the truth. The media is in full-fledged "Let's elect Barack Obama our next President" mode. So God only knows, but the way it was in the media yesterday was that Barack's campaign asked her to step down as a delegate. We told you that she stepped down as a delegate. Barack Obama's campaign said nothing. Just in light of her divisive comments, it's best that she steps down, okay? Well, now the mayor has come out and said she's not a racist and she's saying, wait a minute, why am I going to stand up and -- basically I'm admitting that I'm a racist, and I'm not a racist. Thank you. Thank you for having a spine!
So now she steps back. Now she steps back and she says that -- now she steps back and she says, wait a minute, I'm not a racist. She is going to now get out and try to get back into the campaign, get back in as a delegate. So this leaves Barack Obama into some sort of weird position of, what is he going to do? What is he going to do? His campaign has already come out and said that her comments were divisive. Now can he come back out and say, oh, no, she didn't mean it, when he abandoned her?
Stu, we were talking about this earlier. Who were you talking about that -- who was it we were talking about just a second ago? I'm sorry. I'm so distracted, riddled with ADD.
STU: Tiger Woods?
GLENN: Well, tell the Tiger Woods example.
STU: Well, Tiger Woods, earlier this year a golf announcer had said -- they were joking about how Tiger wins every tournament and Tiger, one of the golf announcers, a female said, oh, you know, maybe -- they were talking about how, hey, maybe everybody should gang up on him to get him out of the tournament. She said, oh, maybe they should lynch him in a back alley. She said it as an off-the-cuff comment but obviously there's racial overtones there or whatever. So everyone freaks out. The world starts up, you know, going on fire. The media, firestorm, everyone's, you know, accusations flying everywhere and, you know, what was she going to get fired, step down, Imus stuff was played over and over again. Tiger Woods comes in and says, actually, I know her, she's a friend of mine, she regrets the comment; I consider the issue over.
GLENN: And it's done.
STU: Well, apparently the Golf Channel still suspended her.
GLENN: Was it a big huge thing?
STU: It wasn't.
GLENN: Yeah, yeah. Has it destroyed her career?
STU: Not at all. It should have just been over.
GLENN: Right. And did Tiger Woods, did Tiger Woods say, those were divisive words, blah, blah, blah?
STU: It's over, over.
GLENN: It's over. Putting those kinds of things, A, into context; B, knowing that people say things that are stupid or -- oh, gosh. I mean, how many times have you as a human being said something. You know, Barack Obama, you want to understand race, okay. Then why don't you listen to white people who try really, really hard not to say anything divisive. Some of us are trying really hard not to be divisive, yet your preachers are go on TV and use the N word. If I use it, my career is over. Your preachers can use the N word and then lecture me at how it's acceptable, it's okay. No, it's not a problem. Yet I'll be destroyed if I use it. And you know what? I don't want to use it. I never have used it. I think it's an ugly word. I don't want to ban it because I don't believe in banning. "I'm sorry. We could give you the Nazi national anthem and, you know, let's ban some books while we're at it, too." But I don't use it. I think it says something about your intelligence if you do use it honestly.