I bring that up because it finally hit me who Melissa Harris-Lacewell is: Rita Nash. That was the White woman trying to be Black on Whoopi's show. (Don't know the name of the actress who played her.) Click here and you can see a video of her, she's the blond woman.
And a number of us were noting that her 18 months working for the Barack campaign really interfered with her duties as a mother. You might think after it was over, she was spending time with her daughter, but you saw her on TV the entire time. Then she offered this in February of this year about working on the campaign of the man who became her latest husband:
I thought of every hour I spent making campaign calls instead of reading to my daughter. I thought about the green bucket catching water in our kitchen because we could not afford to fix the leak in our roof during a campaign that drained our personal savings. I thought of how little sleep James had managed to eke out in the past six months. I thought about our campaign manager laboring with pneumonia during the campaign's final weeks. I thought about our volunteers who made untold sacrifices in order to make thousands of calls and walk a dozen neighborhoods. I thought of our hundreds of low dollar donors who found a way to contribute $25 despite being unemployed or financially strapped.Yeah. She went from spending all her time on Barack to spending all her time on James.
What a mom. What a lucky girl her daughter is.
She really needs to get her act together.
And she needs to quit pretending she's Black. Her mother's White, her father's Black, she's mixed, she's biracial. She is not Black.
At six minutes and four seconds, you can see Melissa Harris-Lacewell-Perry trying to check into a hotel.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"