You know what they say. When life gives you lemons, pander shamelessly to your minority constituents by making lemonade a conservative would be pilloried for.

Denying that he was drunk and or that he asked the Capitol Police for preferential treatment, Kennedy, a Rhode Island congressman, said he’s prepared “in terms of bookings, in terms of mug shots, fingerprints, whatever they might have me do.”

“It’s what anyone else would have done to them if they were an African-American in Anacostia,” Kennedy said in a shaky voice, referring to the mostly minority neighborhood in southeastern Washington.

Not even Clinton tried to ingratiate himself with African-American voters that condescendingly, although I’ll bet he’s kicking himself in hindsight for not doing so. His apology for the Lewinsky scandal would have gone down a lot smoother if he had blamed it on the country’s preoccupation with “the potency of black male sexuality.”

The Therapist says Patches just needs to get it out of his system.

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