I know that most Delino Scoops come straight from the Oval Office, but this time we have a scoop from the Office of Senator Joe Lieberman. That's right, Joe Lieberman (who Actual Rod and I helped defeat in the CT primary), who is friendly with radio shock jock Don Imus, is prepared to leap to Imus's defense in the Rutgers basketball kerfuffle. For those of you not in the know, Imus called the black members of the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" and referred to them as "jigaboos and wannabes." In response to the ensuing controversy and outrage, here is Senator Joe Lieberman (this press release should go out later today) insisting that the conservative Mr. Imus has been totally misrepresented:
From the Desk of Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT):
I want to tell my fellow Americans that I have known Don Imus for many years now and he is a great friend and a great American. The comments he made on his radio program were a complete aberration. As I well know, Don Imus usually uses the term "Aunt Jamima crack whores" or "Brillo pad-haired apes" when referring to African-American women, not "nappy-headed ho" or"jigaboo." I just wanted to clear the air on this thing.