Because I thought being a Democrat, or at least a supporter of our current president, meant never having to say "I'm sorry" or being called a racist.
"Television chef Paula Deen, who lost her gig Friday with the Food Network after admitting and apologizing for having used racial epithets, including the “N-word,” is a supporter of President Barack Obama, campaigning on his behalf in 2008 and cultivating a friendship with first lady Michelle Obama." (emphasis mine)
Perhaps she should have conferred with Joe Biden prior to making her apology?
Then she could have gone with the "taken out of context" excuse. It seemed to work for Biden back in 2007 when he said;
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
Or perhaps instead of delving into the past, we look into the future? I'm guessing there will be more than a few people who, are currently expressing their best manufactured outrage, will go to the theatre this winter and laugh their asses off at the following scene.