"I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans for my improper comments;"
Reid made the statement after the excerpts were first reported on the Web site of The Atlantic.
The remarks were quoted in a yet-to-be-released book about the campaign.
Reid described Sen. Barack Obama as "light skinned" and "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Reid's remarks were included in the book "Game Change" which was written by Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and New York Magazine's John Heilemann.
"I was a proud and enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama during the campaign and have worked as hard as I can to advance President Obama's legislative agenda."
Apparently this makes everything okay because we have not heard any protests from Shapton or Jackson or the Democrats at this point.
Reid should be held to the same standard as former GOP Sen. Trent Lott, whose own racial gaffes cost him the Senate leadership in 2002.
But don't hold your breath, folks.
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