Too Cold For Any Outrage
As a cold wave sweeps across a large section of the United States, also-ran Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), put both feet in his big mouth this week when, in an interview with the New York Observer, 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 storybook."
Unless I somehow missed it, there was not one of the usual suspects from the African-American community, no Jesse Jackson, no Al Sharpton, no Kweisi Mfume, no CongresswomanSheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), no Louis Farrakhan from the Nation of Islam, on TV expressing their usual outrage at slights, real or imagined. No one could be found demanding Biden resign from the senate, or even withdraw from the presidential race. They were all MIA..
Apparently it was just too cold for any outrage this week. I guess brain-freeze got to them.
For more information on the the founder of the Nation of Islam see: Elijah Muhammad, also known as Elijah Poole. Louis Abdul Farrakhan is aka Louis Eugene Walcott, aka Prince Charmer, aka Calypso Louie. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume is aka Frizzell Gray.
Posted by Rick | February 3, 2007 09:28 AM