Blacks are gagging on the donkey but not yet ready to swallow the elephant.

— George W. Bush, quoting Charlie Gaines, while addressing the 2004 National Urban League Conference

According to the transcript, this comment was answered with “laughter and applause.” My first response was more along the lines of a dropped jaw. Simply amazing.

Lots more fun commentary on this by doing a simple Google search for “gagging on the donkey” (admittedly, rather amusing in itself).

iTunes: “Nica’s Dream” by Blakey, Art and the Jazz Messengers feat. Silver, Horace from the album Jazz: The Definitive Performances (1956, 11:53).