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Wed., Jan. 30, 2013, 1:14 p.m.

Press: Regan Has Learned Lesson

Coeur d'Alene Press editorial this morning:

We're not interested in debating whether or not Regan's comment, referring to assault weapons and President Obama as both being black and scary, meets your definition of a racist or inappropriate remark. Consider this: Would Regan have made that comment on Saturday if he'd been in a room full of African-American Democrats staunchly supporting stricter gun control and heavily in favor of Obama's health care overhaul, instead of an all-white, anti-Obama, pro-gun crowd? Would he have said that if even one person of color had been there? Would you? More here.

Question: Looking for a silver lining here ... do you think that the community has learned a valuable lesson re: offhanded ethnic/religious comments?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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