Sunday, June 03, 2007

Spear chucker???

I was watching Fox News' Sunday morning news show. Brit Hume was commending on Fred Thompson for President. He described the campaign finance reform hearings that Thompson chaired and was bemoaning the fact that he was buffaloed by Sen. John Glenn who he described as "not your typical spearchucker for the Democratic Party." He obviously meant "spear carrier." But the word rolled off his tongue in a way that suggested it was not the first time he'd used the racist term.

Wonder of Juan Williams had a sidebar conversation with him after the show?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A "spear carrier" is one who backs up the main attacker. That was not Glenn's role. He unexpectedly became active as a senator in his successful effort to thwart Thompson's inquiry. A better term would have been "pointman" for the Democratic minority leadership.

Heinie Manush said...

I noticed that too with some amazement. He seemed too comfortable in saying it.