We've been waiting for it:
Clinton's remarks clearly have an alternative, non-racial interpretation, and while Harry Reid may have been flashing back to his political salad days when Democrats regularly congratulated themselves on their openness to Negros[sic], it's more unfortunate than problematic. I only wish that all the liberals rushing to defend them would apply the same good faith presumption when Republicans are involved. Even if the president is black, there will be many people who disagree with him vigorously and angrily; this is not, per se, evidence of racism. Nor is it possible to police every offhand remark which could have racist connotations. If there is any good thing about the Reid kerfuffle, it's that with the charge of hypocrisy waiting in the wings, we can perhaps now spend a little less energy scrutinizing those we dislike for signs of racial bias.Nope, Megan can't let anyone off the hook w/o digging the hook in a bit on the way out. And not a word on any of the scrutinizers trying to make Sen. Reid's awkward wording the equivalent of Sen. Lott's "We'd all be better off if Jim Crow were still around" masterpiece.
Elements of Style©: Not to scrutinize anyone we dislike for anything, but "Negros?" Check w/ Dan Quayle on this one.