The Corner

Teresa’s Raisin Apartheid

I’m telling you, if we wake up on

Nov. 3 to find that Kerry’s going to be president, we should all console

ourselves with the fact that we’ll have four years of that flake Teresa to

savor. She told a Reno audience yesterday about her “highly effective”

arthritis therapy: “”You get some gin and get some white raisins – and only

white raisins – and soak them in the gin for two weeks. Then eat nine of the

raisins a day.”

Now, I’m the last one to complain about gin-soaked anything, but yea

brethren, it troubles me that anyone would shamelessly defend white-raisin

privilege. Everybody knows that white raisins are but a small minority in

the Raisin-American community; why should they get to bathe exclusively in

Beefeater? The Rev. Jackson did not march on Selma so the wife of the

Democratic nominee for the presidency could stand up there and defend

excluding raisins of color. The insensitivity is galling.