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Double standard on stupid remarks?

"There is this standard where Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it is racism," Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (in photo) description of Barack Obama in 2008 as "light-skinned" and possessing "no Negro dialect." Reid apologized for the comment; Obama accepted.Meanwhile, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich apologized today for saying that he is "blacker than Barack Obama" in an interview with Esquire magazine. "What I said was stupid, stupid, stupid," Blagojevich said.

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