The national media desperately needs to cut the shit. So Hillary Clinton made some dumb joke the other day about how Gandhi was working in a gas station in St. Louis. So what? What does that even mean? Is it supposed to humiliate and enrage all of our friends from the Subcontinent?
I, too, made a joke the other day about my "surprise" at the fact that an Indian guy runs a hotel in which I was staying. Does that make me a hater or a racist? Horseshit! It makes me a guy who finds it very interesting and amusing that such a disproportionate share of the many hotels he's stayed in over the past decade of his life have been owned and/or run by Indians. What the fuck?! Since when does a reputation for a strong work ethic and social responsibility incur a negative stereotype?
Anyway, if Hillary was ribbing our Indian friends, I'm surprised enough that she (a U.S. Senator ---with a Secret Service detail at that) would even know enough about gas stations and convenience stores to make such a joke. Good on her, with all that blue collar sensibility and whatnot.