Apparently Obama being black is a get out of jail free card.

SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, CNN: President Obama’s picks for his new cabinet members are raising some questions about diversity, actually a lot of questions about diversity. Where are the women, for example? Where are the people of color for example? Let’s take a look at his four newest choices, one thing notice about all of them? Anybody want to jump in, what do you think? Ding, ding, ding!

[…] Bill, I’m going to give you this one.

BILL BURTON: That photo that’s been so widely talked about, all of the folks in the White House, I mean, I don’t know if you are allowed to say this on TV, but Barack Obama is black.

O’BRIEN: Yes, he is.

BURTON: And also, you know, that picture is not representative of the whole team.

O’BRIEN: He’s also a man.

BURTON: The news there is that Dan Pfeiffer is hungry, apparently, in the oval office. But look, some of the president’s top advisers are women, Valerie Jarrett (inaudible), half the White House staff is women. This has been a diverse cabinet. It’s been a diverse White House staff and —

O’BRIEN: Not that diverse.

BURTON: It’s pretty diverse.

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