Angie Harmon wants you to know that based on conversations you didn't know she had with people you haven't met about things she didn't say, she's not racist.


Angie Harmon is not afraid to come out and say she doesn’t like how President Obama is handling the job — but she’s sick of having to defend herself from being deemed a racist.

"Here's my problem with this, I'm just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist," Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse.

I'm sure the people paying her to endorse their eye-Snuggie revolutionary formula are glad that their spokeswoman randomly went off about not being racist to, er, "Tarts", was it? Melissa takes Harmon a bit more seriously than I do and assumes that she's relating an actual concern that Harmon has; I'm far more cynical and assume that Harmon, having achieved a tiny modicum of notice as a Republican celebrity spokeswoman in '04 has figured out that the easiest way to become a conservative hero is to say you're being victimized by something that's not actually happening.

It should immediately put you on notice when someone brackets their criticism of Obama with the caveat that they're not racist and they're sick of being called racist. Especially when they end their critique with a five minute rant about how Jesse Martin would never dance for them.