Obama Unwrapped

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has had to do his share of quote clarification of late. What world leaders he would meet with without preconditions and what he might do about Pakistan come readily to mind.

But here’s one he never should have clarified, much less taken back. In April, according to the Associated Press, he characterized rappers as “degrading their sisters. That doesn’t inspire me.”

Obama recently told Vibe magazine that he was misquoted. He was talking about the culture as a whole, he explained, not rappers in particular.Oh.

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