Comedian Jokes About ‘Hos’ at Obama Fundraiser; Obama Condemns

By MichaelJames

Jul 12, 2008 11:20am

Now this’ll surely help Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., with all those still-angry supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., not to mention the feminists confused by his recent remarks on abortion.

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports that at a Chicago fundraiser last night, comedian Bernie Mac said his "little nephew came to me and he said, ‘Uncle, what’s the difference between a hypothetical question and a realistic question?’ "I said, ‘I don’t know,’ but I said, ‘I’ll tell you what you do. Go upstairs and ask your mother if she’d make love to the mailman for $50,000.’"

Mac’s wife, in the joke, said she sleep "with anyone" for $50,000, and Mac’s daughter said the same.

Explained Mac: "Hypothetically speaking, we should have $100,000. But realistically speaking we live with two hos."

Obama addressed the issue in his remarks, saying, "We can’t afford to be divided by race. We can’t afford to be divided by religion, or by region or class. Or by gender. That means, by the way, Bernie, you got to clean up your act. This is a family affair. … I’m just messing with you."

Obama spox Jen Psaki issued a statement saying, "Sen. Obama told Bernie Mac that he doesn’t condone these statements and believes what was said was inappropriate."

You might recall the 2004 brouhaha after, at a Democratic fundraiser, comedian Whoopi Goldberg made a joke using the word "Bush" as not only the name of the president, but a slang term for the female reproductive organs.

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at the same fundraiser had said the performers represented "the heart and soul of America," giving Mr. Bush some trail ammo, lame double entendres notwithstanding. Slim-Fast dropped Goldberg as a spokeswoman though she’s bounced back nicely as a cast member on "The View."

- jpt

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