October 31, 2006


Black Democrats Cross Party Lines To Back Steele For U.S. Senate: Pr. George's Politicians Lash Out at State Party (Ovetta Wiggins, 10/31/06, Washington Post)

A coalition of black Democratic political leaders from Prince George's County led by former county executive Wayne K. Curry endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate yesterday.

The support from Curry, five County Council members and others barely a week before Election Day reflects their continued disappointment that the Democratic Party has no African American candidates at the top of the ticket and a sense that the county is being ignored, officials said.

"They show us a pie, but we never get a slice," said Major F. Riddick Jr., a former aide to then-Gov. Parris N. Glendening and a former county executive candidate. "We are here today to say we've waited and we've waited and we're waiting no longer."

Is anyone else put in mind of blacks moving to the front of the bus or siutting at the Woolworth's counter by that headline?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 31, 2006 5:17 PM

To bad Steele seems to be the only Senate Republican capable of running a decent campaign.

Posted by: Bruno at October 31, 2006 5:23 PM

Bruno - Sadly I have to agree. Allen, Burns, DeWine, the Foley seat, the Delay seat, lack of strong candidates in FL, WI, all have made this a much more stressful campaign season for the GOP than need be.

Posted by: AWW at October 31, 2006 6:35 PM

This is what happens from inbreeding. The same consultants, the same funders, the same connections to scum like Abramoff, the same stupid media consultants that couldn't write a decent ad if their lives depended on it, (Santorum's new ads excepted) ...

all clamouring for a bite at the pig trough instead of trying to move ideas forward.

But hey! Corruption isn't an issue!

Posted by: Bruno at October 31, 2006 6:54 PM

Indeed. "I am an Invisible Voter."

Posted by: Qiao Yang at October 31, 2006 6:59 PM

The same old person who should be the next pres just because it's his turn.......

I'm writing in Oberweis, JBT needs to go. They all do.

Posted by: Sandy P at October 31, 2006 10:14 PM