November 17, 2005

SHOT RINGS OUT IN THE ORLANDO SKY (via RC):

NAACP chief makes switch to GOP (Scott Maxwell, Nov 17, 2005, Orlando Sentinel)

For decades, Republicans have struggled to reach out to black Americans. But now in Orange County, the GOP has to reach no further than the NAACP.

As of this week, Derrick Wallace, head of Orange County's NAACP, has switched parties -- to become a Republican.

"I've thought about this for two years," Wallace said Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours after returning from the elections office. "This is not a decision I made yesterday."

It is, however, a decision that rang out like a shot among political circles.


Don't these people know their place?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 17, 2005 1:10 PM
Comments

Unfortunately, this guy will be ostracized from the organization and his career at that organization will be over. The NAACP and the Democratic Party will not allow it to happen.

Posted by: pchuck at November 17, 2005 1:32 PM

Pchuck - true. But the GOP should still be shouting this from the rooftops and getting this guy out in public for the GOP.

Posted by: AWW at November 17, 2005 3:10 PM

Don't they know their place, you say? They are beginning to find their place alright, though it may be at a snail's pace.

Posted by: obc at November 17, 2005 8:26 PM
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