"This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime," Ms. Rye said in an interview on CSPAN. "I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he's black. You know, whether it's questioning his intellect or whether or not he's Ivy League. It's always either he's not educated enough or he's too educated; or he's too black or he's not black enough; he's too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful."
And there's this music that reminds me of, you know, some of the blaxploitation films from the '70s playing in the background, him with his sunglasses," she said. "And to me, it was just very racially charged. They weren't asking if Bush was too cool, but yet people say that that's the No. 1 person they'd love to have a beer with. So if that's not cool, I don't know what is."