Video: Gov. Rendell's remarks in national spotlight

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This is an excerpt of remarks made by Gov. Ed Rendell on Feb. 6 to the Post-Gazette Editorial Board.

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During the 90-minute session at the newspaper, he discussed details of his budget proposal, state and local political issues and the 2008 presidential race, particularly the Pennsylvania primary.

One remark, in which he talks of a reluctance on the part of some conservative voters to cast ballots for an African-American presidential candidate, has come into the national spotlight.

A Rendell spokesman said the governor did not mean to offend anyone.

"He was simply making an observation about the unfortunate nature of some parts of American society," said spokesman Chuck Ardo. "He wasn't being critical, he wasn't making accusations, but just being realistic."

Gov. Rendell was to make an appearance at noon today on MSNBC to talk about his meeting with the Editorial Board.

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