Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

“Scurrilous” and “disingenuous”

Those were the words used by South Carolina Representative Jim Clyburn, the highest ranking African American in Congress (Majority Whip), and an undeclared superdelegate. I found this Reuter's article via drudge report. Reuter's quotes Clyburn as saying:

“I heard something, the first time yesterday (in South Carolina), and I heard it on the (House) floor today, which is telling me there are African Americans who have reached the decision that the Clintons know that she can’t win this. But they’re hell-bound to make it impossible for Obama to win” in November, Clyburn told Reuters in an interview.
Mr. Clyburn was then quoted in the New York Times as saying: Mr. Clyburn said that Mr. Clinton’s conduct in this campaign has caused what might be an irreparable breach between Mr. Clinton and an African-American constituency that once revered him. “When he was going through his impeachment problems, it was the black community that bellied up to the bar,” Mr. Clyburn said. “I think black folks feel strongly that that this is a strange way for President Clinton to show his appreciation.” This was in reference to the comments that Mr. Clinton made in South Carolina as well as the recent comments to a Pennsylvania radio show.

Those a pretty strong allegations that Mr. Clyburn is leveling against the Clintons, we all know that they're egotistical and self serving, but to derail the chances of the democrat winning in November if the Democratic nominee is not Mrs. Clinton -- that's unconscionable if not outright damnable. I hope that Mr. Dean, Mrs. Pelosi, and Mr. Reid have taken note of this and do something... fast.

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