Frankly, her comment on J.C. Watts and Colin Powell was incredibly offensive. It goes beyond the normal political dirty tricks and insults. If she were white, she would be out of a job for racist remarks. I often do not agree with their political opinions, but that is immaterial to how they got where they are, and whether they are token anything.

Colin Powell in particular is worthy of respect and admiration of anyone, and is a role model to anyone who aspires to rise from a shitty start in life. Token negroes don't get promoted to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; that requires a long and distinguished military career.