Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate turned professional political sideshow, was interviewed by Fox News on Election Night and asked about this statement he'd made earlier on a radio show:
"To put it very simply, he [Barack Obama] is our first African American president, or he will be. And we wish him well. But his choice, basically, is whether he is going to be Uncle Sam for the people of this country or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations."
Surely, you'd like to believe that Nader could have made his point without using a racial slur, wouldn't you? Or is he just a relic of days gone by and doesn't realize how stupid his statement was?
It is now time for Nader to slink away and live the remainder of his life out of the public lime light. What a sad way for someone who was a crusader, of sorts, to go out.