I’d be trying to move past it, too

If I managed to go from being “respected Harvard professor” to lunatic race-card playing punchline, I’d be trying to put it all behind me, too.

BOSTON (AP) – Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he’s ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying “in the end, this is not about me at all.”

Not about him.  Not about Obama.  Not about either of the characters that made themselves out to be horses’ asses during and after this little incident.  Too bad there’s a cop with a damaged reputation out there, and who knows how many law enforcement officers now questioning what bullshit will be thrown there way next time they try to do their job.

Professional speakers who can’t keep their feet out of their mouths.  Professional victims, despite their obvious successes.  Only in America!