The Therapy Sessions
Saturday, July 19, 2003
Let the Pandering Begin!
Few things are as much fun as watching the befuddled Democratic presidential hopefuls bow down before the jackboots at the NAACP:
NAACP leaders had lambasted the three lawmakers when they didn't appear at Monday's forum, which was attended by the other Democratic candidates: Sens. John Edwards of North Carolina, John Kerry of Massachusetts and Bob Graham of Florida, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton.
They shared the stage with four empty chairs, each labeled with the name of a contender who did not attend - Lieberman, Gephardt, Kucinich, and President Bush.
"If you expect us to believe that you could not find 90 minutes to come by and address the issues affecting our nation, then you have no legitimacy over the next nine months in our community," NAACP President Kweisi Mfume told the convention Monday. "In essence, you now have become persona non grata. Your political capital is the equivalent of Confederate dollars."
Mfume said Thursday the organization "appreciated the spirit" in which the Democratic hopefuls apologized and "accordingly we have accepted them.
What arrogance Mfume demostrates! But the Democrats are falling over themselves to apologize to His Lordship, instead of just giving him the finger (Shh! It's too early in the campaign to denounce Sista Souljah!).
The smartest one of the bunch (IMHO), in desperation, took his apology just a little too far:
A few days after being declared "persona non grata" by the NAACP, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Lieberman suggested in a speech to the group that its leader, Kweisi Mfume, would make a good Supreme Court justice, the New Republic reported.
Mfume, however, has never been to law school.
Oops! No wonder Lieberman’s new Communications Director is named Gobush.