Thursday, September 20, 2007

Los Angeles Big Shots for Hillary

Last week I blogged about Obama and Oprah -- As Far As You Can Get From South Central Los Angeles.

Today, I posted a link to an article in the most prominent African-American weekly newspaper in Los Angeles about Hillary Clinton's big show hosted by Magic Johnson.

Daily Kos: Los Angeles Big Shots Backing Hillary

Hillary's cheerleaders included LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, newly-elected Congresswomen Laura Richardson, Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and State Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, the dean of Black California politicians.

It says something about contemporary politics that this is the very same Laura Richardson who ruthlessly played the "race card" in her primary battle with Latina State Sen. Jenny Orapeza.

It says something about the character of the political wheeler-dealers the way they duck 'n hide and flip-flop on the issues and choose to play or disdain the "race card" when it serves their purposes.

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