"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?" De Niro asked a star-studded crowd gathered in the backroom of Locanda Verde, a restaurant he owns on Greenwich Street in TriBeCa.
Someone in the crowd shouted, "No!" as De Niro quickly added, "Too soon, right?"
Among the attendees at the gathering who did not walk out were racist sacks of crap Beyonce, her mother Tina Knowles, Star Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Angela Bassett and Ben Stiller. And presiding over the event was Michelle Obama, who disgracefully failed to denounce the racist appeal on the spot, indicating that she is a racist sack of crap as well and utterly unfit to be First Lady.
Now I think Ann Romney and Karen Santorum are fine women, and either one would make a wonderful First Lady (though I have a serious problem with one of their husbands). Ron Paulís wife Carol would make a great First Lady, were it not for the fact that her husband is a loon. Iím a bit less sanguine about the possibility of Callista Gingrich in that role, because of the way in which she and her husband carried on an adulterous affair for years (though I do think his response to these racist comments is magnificent).
But for those who cannot stand the notion of a white First Lady, let me offer some possibilities for you. Any one of them would be a better choice for a non-white First lady -- and all of them have spouses who are an improvement on the current President.
Mrs. Columba Bush, wife of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Mrs. Supriya Jindal, wife of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
Mrs. Jeanette Rubio, wife of Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Dr. Angela Graham West, wife of Florida Congressman Allen West.
And let me add one more to the mix.
Mr. Chuck Franco, husband of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.
I mean, given that we could have an open/brokered/deadlocked convention in Tampa, the spouse of any one of these individuals could end up as the GOP nominee for President in August.
Or at least the GOP candidate for Vice President.