Last week, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), despite a deeply controversial background on racial issues, felt comfortable complaining that Democrats are playing the "race card."
A few days later, Barbour managed to be even more provocative speaking at a fundraiser organized by Karl Rove.
Barbour offered a brief assessment of the Republican National Convention. "While I would love for [Chris] Christie to put a hot poker to Obama's butt," said Barbour of the RNC keynote speaker, "I thought he did what he was supposed to do."
I don't know who's writing Barbour's talking points for him, but when you're joking about branding the first African-American president, it's time for some new material.