May 12, 2009

Good love in the house

Michael Steele's cringe-inducing co-option of black street slang has been a regular feature of this political semester. The other night, it met with a withering response from the only person on the planet with any authority to call him on it. "Where's Michael Steele?" asked Obama at the Washington Correspondent's dinner on Saturday night. "Michael Steele is in the house tonight. Or, as he would say, 'in the heezy.' Wassup? Where is Michael?" One of his better jokes, I thought. Until I heard Steele's response today: apparently Obama's shout-out constituted "good love between brothers." Incredible.

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