September 25, 2005

THERE'S MORE ROOM AT THE TABLE:

Rouson takes the Republican plunge (St. Petersburg Times, September 25, 2005)

He's been courted by the likes of Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist and legions of Tampa Bay Republican activists. Last week, Darryl Rouson, the never dull former president of the St. Petersburg NAACP, took the plunge and became a Republican.

"It's our heritage, and it can be our legacy," said Rouson, invoking past Republicans including Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass. "I know it's not a very popular thing among a lot of African-Americans, but I just believe we should be at every table and speak the truth."

The St. Petersburg lawyer and vocal antidrug crusader had already widely been seen as a closet Republican, but he was registered with no party affiliation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 25, 2005 12:41 PM
Comments

Rouson said that he initially thought racism played a role in the clumsy response to Katrina but that he came to see that the New Orleans mayor and Louisiana governor, both Democrats, shared much of the blame.

If he really said that and is supporting Crist for governor, then he's as dumb as Crist surely the best looking and dumbest AG in the land.

Posted by: erp at September 25, 2005 1:37 PM
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