President Barack Obama is probably pretty busy during his waking hours, what with his day job of being President and running for a second term. But couldn’t he have at least found the time to say a few words on the death of Beastie Boy and national treasure Adam Yauch who died Friday? It would have meant a great deal to TWT‘s Joe Curl.
Over the weekend Curl wrote a column bemoaning “half-white” Obama’s neglect to acknowledge Yauch’s passing:
“[Yauch] was the real deal, groundbreaker, up from his bootstraps, Brooklyn boy made good. Funny the “coolest president ever” doesn’t say a word about the passing of MCA. Weird and kinda sad, actually.”
It’s a race thing. Further in the column, Curl says it’s not fair that Obama’s thoughts on the deaths of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson (both celebrities that were black, in some form or another) were made public. So why not comment on Yauch, a whitey?
Good question and we’re hoping someone, anyone in the White House press corps. can right this wrong.