There has been a lot of talk about Wanda Syke's comments at the White House Correspondents Dinner and there should be a discussion, the comments were disgusting.
I think though that we are having the wrong conversation.
What we should be talking about is the fact that the President of the United States was sitting front and center laughing at her wish that Rush Limbaugh die a horrible and lingering death.
The comments Sykes made, while repulsive, are the remarks of a B-list comedian. She's an idiot, who cares what she thinks?
The President should be a different matter.
Shouldn't we at least expect our President to possess a little class? Shouldn't we expect him to take offense at such a horrendous joke? Shouldn't we expect him to show a little shock or dismay at such a crass statement? At the very least shouldn't we be able to expect him to come out later and say the comments were uncalled for and do not represent the views of his administration?
The answer to all of these questions is, of course, yes. And naturally we do expect these things of our President.
The dismaying part is that Obama showed himself wanting last night.
So, I ask the question again. Just what kind of a person do we have in the White House?