Via Media Matters, former Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino called out President Obama and his staff for teasing House Speaker John Boehner’s … unusual skin-color at public events: It betrays his speechwriters’ lack of originality that they always recycle the same material — oh, and they should know better than to make skin color jokes with a black president in the White House.
To wit, in a speech at the Gridiron Club Dinner, Obama jested, “I’ve made a few jokes over the years about John’s unusual coloring. I used to think that it was a tan. But after seeing how often he tears up, I’ve come to realize: That’s not a tan. That’s rust!”
Perino responded on Fox News. “Yeah, hardy har har. the one thing that’s interesting to me? With all the speechwriters that they have they can’t come up with any new material. They keep going back to the same well and making fun of John Boehner’s skin color. Really? This White House? Of all White Houses?”