Wednesday, November 02, 2005


The Washington Times reports on the spirited campaigning for the soon to be vacated Senate seat in Maryland currently held by Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes.

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, Republican candidate, has been on the receiving end of what ordinarily would be considered unacceptably racist attacks, including being pelted with oreo cookies...

It's OK in this case, according to many on the Democratic side. Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, Democrat from Baltimore , said Mr. Steele invites unflattering comparisons because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black.

"Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community," she said. "His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people."

It must gladden the hearts of the black masses that they have people like Salima watching out for them. It is, after all, vitally important that black candidates for public office be black enough. Black voters might get confused were it not for the vigilance of their bro's in the Democratic party, who stand ready to "point out the obvious," an activity which should never, ever be confused with name calling.

"There is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names," said a campaign spokesman for Kweisi Mfume, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

There you have it. And straight from the office of Kweisi Mfume, who is, after all, a paramount expert name-caller...

But I have to ask: Does this mean a fat white guy like me can get away with oreo bombs now?

Somehow I doubt it...

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