Comments: Keyes tries to clarify his position: He's still pandering

See? See? You're doing that Toucan Sam thing again!

Given the choices, I still prefer Alan Keyes over Barak Obama. I think, though, people are going to see Alan for what he is doing - and he won't get elected. Shame, really.

Posted by Joel (No Pundit Intended) at August 17, 2004 10:07 PM

I have to stew over this. I don't like it one bit. Keyes was one of my favorite politician-pundits. I have to decide how much respect for him I lose over this.

I think government should treat its citizens all the same. This idea would create different classes, and I do not approve.

Posted by GeronL at August 17, 2004 11:02 PM

Boy, is he stupid! I'm surprised such a bright guy could come up with this idea.

Posted by Lola at August 18, 2004 10:38 AM

Maybe somebody slipped Keyes some funny pills on the campaign trail.

Posted by La Shawn at August 18, 2004 02:55 PM


Maybe he's paying back the IL GOP for using him as a token?

Posted by DarkStar at August 18, 2004 04:05 PM

Well that's it for me. I had nothing but respect for Alan Keyes but I'm disgusted by this.

Posted by kimberley at August 18, 2004 09:49 PM

If that's the case, wouldn't it be interesting if all black token politicans (starting with Obama, then Harold Ford and so on...) paid back the Man at the same time? High comedy! It would be like the movie where all the illegal aliens disappeared.

Posted by La Shawn at August 19, 2004 06:53 AM

paid back the Man at the same time? High comedy

That's the reason why I supported Al Sharpton's speaking out about Democrats disloyality to "loyal" Blacks. That's the only reason why I hoped that Sharpton would get more votes during the primaries.

But I wasn't surprised that he didn't get much support.

Btw, "The Man" phrased hasn't been used since the 70s. :-D

Posted by DarkStar at August 19, 2004 09:01 AM

So; would it be tied to just 'race' or would it have a means test too?

I'm not seeing Oprah or Bill Cosby or Alan Iverson needing a tax break.

Would apply to just income taxes or sales and use taxes too?

Who gets to be 'black'? Does the non black spouse of a black person benefit?


Posted by Eric Blair at August 19, 2004 09:32 AM

Btw, "The Man" phrased hasn't been used since the 70s. :-D

Also tongue-in-cheek: it's outdated, retro and comical.

Posted by La Shawn at August 19, 2004 10:17 AM
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