Former Clinton adviser and all-around scumbag Lanny Davis weighed in this morning on Fox & Friends about President Obama's remarks that if he owned the Washington Redskins football team he'd think about changing the name.
A representative for the Washington Redskins said Monday that President Barack Obama has “better things to worry about” than the team’s name and questioned why he hasn’t commented about a certain Chicago hockey team.
“President Obama has better things to worry about, but he should look at the Chicago Blackhawks who won the Stanley Cup and he’s never said a word about them,” Lanny Davis, an attorney for the Redskins, said on Fox News’s Fox & Friends.
Davis cited recent polling showing that most people were not offended by the Redskins name and hit Obama for speaking about football “at a time like this.”
“He’s unaware of the data. He’s expressing an opinion. He happens to be wrong in not knowing about the data. If he knew about the data, I’m looking forward to him saying, ‘You know, now that I know from Lanny Davis about the data, I favor the Washington Redskins because there is not a sizable group [offended by the name], by my own criteria.’ So I don’t know why he spoke out at a time like this, but I’m glad that he’s using that criteria, by that criteria, no name change is necessary,” Davis said.
The poll Davis referred to, conducted in April by The Associated Press, showed that nearly four out of five Americans do not think the Redskins should change their name.
Yes, Lanny, because one team's nickname after a great Indian Chief and leader of the Sauk tribe is just the same as using a pejorative for an entire race.