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permlink Overheard in Pittsburgh today

Downtown, Indian restaurant, lunchtime. Quoted/paraphrased as well as I can remember. Two white guys.

"Hey man, you want to get in on the pool?"
"What pool?"
"If Obama gets the nomination. You pick a day between that and the election, or when he'd be sworn in; you pick which day you think somebody'll get him."
"Come on, there are people out there. You can't swing a dead cat without hittin' somebody who's going to want to do it. Some white guy will get him, you know it."
"Man, only you would think of that."
"It's $20 each."
"It'll be some sweet pot, come on."
"I don't have $20 to put on that."
"Dude. You'll miss out, somebody's going to do it."

"They are all over this town."

"They're all over this country."

Oh, and the security the Secret Service has been providing both Obama and Clinton has been ... somewhat lacking.

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I was talking about this with an African-American co-worker and he says a lot of folks in his community are thinking the same thing. Whenever something starts going in the right direction for minorities some angry white go will make sure it stops.
      ...posted by Andrew on March 5, 2008 3:36 PM
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