Monday, July 14, 2008
Bernie Mac Bombs
Comedian and actor Bernie Mac apparently violated what should be a cardinal rule for those who speak or perform in public: know your audience. The self-described king of comedy had the privilege of opening for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama at a Chicago fundraiser but unfortunately his choice of language and crude jokes proved be less than a hit with the 600 donors in attendance. Among Mac's gems that didn't go over well: "Being a president is tough 'cause you're not just running the country. You got to run your family too. Having a black first lady is different. You're still going to have to do the dishes and the laundry and all that shit. 'You got to pick up the kids. You didn't pick up the kids?' "