Reid to Obama: Sorry for 'no Negro dialect' remark

President Barack Obama stands with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., as he makes a statement on health care reform after meeting with Senators, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

January 11, 2010 4:37:33 AM PST
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid apologized on Saturday for saying the race of Barack Obama - whom he described as a "light skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" - would help rather than hurt his eventual presidential bid.