This tape may or may not land in the public domain. However, I read that the Obama campaign has issued a "transcript" of this video to major news outlets. They have translated what is being construed as "whitey" into "why'd he" (why would he) - now what is left to see is which of these two terms make sense in the sentences she is saying. I would find it very difficult to believe that Michelle with her background and education would use the term. This may very well explain why the tape hasn't been released. If it can't be confirmed unequivocally that she said "whitey", you can't raise the issue, otherwise, it will backfire completely on the McCain campaign. What we have here are some out-of-control GOP 527's. It does appear from what I've been reading from credible resources that this will either break wide open in the next day or two or completely disappear if this tape turns out not to be what it is. I'll attach some links for those who care once I have them consolidated.