Gosh, I hate to defend Howie Dean, but:
Under fire in a campaign debate, Howard Dean conceded grudgingly Sunday night that he never named a black or Latino to his cabinet during nearly 12 years as governor of Vermont.
"If you want to lecture people on race, you ought to have the background and track record to do that," Al Sharpton snapped at the Democratic presidential front-runner in an emotionally charged exchange in the final debate before next week's kick-off Iowa caucuses.
Gosh, why could that be? Has Al Sharpton ever been to Vermont?
I mean, as the article later makes clear:
...[Vermont has] a population that is nearly 98 percent white.
Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, who is African-American as is Sharpton, defended Dean. "Rev. Sharpton, the fact of the matter is we can always blow up a racial debate and make people mad at each other."
This is not in any way damning (against Dean that is), despite Drudge's attempts to make it so.
Politics · Sun, 01/11/2004 - 20:06 · Importance: 1