Monday, April 07, 2008

Spike Lee On The Clintons

An amiable discussion on the cultural significance of Do The Right Thing veered into a Spike Lee-Clintons dig, that, we cannot fail to note, is nothing short of astonishing (Even by Spike Lee's hyperbolic standards) via wonkette:

"New York: What do you think of Obama?

"Spike Lee: I’m riding my man Obama. I think he’s a visionary. Actually, Barack told me the first date he took Michelle to was Do the Right Thing. I said, “Thank God I made it. Otherwise you would have taken her to Soul Man. Michelle would have been like, ‘What’s wrong with this brother?’ ”

"New York: Does this mean you’re down on the Clintons?

"Spike Lee: The Clintons, man, they would lie on a stack of Bibles. Snipers? That’s not misspeaking; that’s some pure bullshit. I voted for Clinton twice, but that’s over with. These old black politicians say, 'Ooh, Massuh Clinton was good to us, massuh hired a lot of us, massuh was good' Hoo! Charlie Rangel, David Dinkins—they have to understand this is a new day. People ain’t feelin’ that stuff. It’s like a tide, and the people who get in the way are just gonna get swept out into the ocean."

Or, recalling Do The Right Thing: You what-is-the-meaning-of is swearing, Lani Gueniere under-the-bus throwing, triangulating, Burkle-jet-flying, Gap dress staining, Rwanda genocide avoiding, Khartoum factory bombing cocksucker. Yeah, you!

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