Monday, February 04, 2008
I’m up to neck in stuff to do this week, so I’ll have to make due with a quick one here. Richard Cohen recently wrote an article trying to link presidential candidate Barack Obama to the noxious anti-Semitic cult-leader Louis Farrakhan. Obama had the integrity to make it plain that he despises all forms of anti-Semitism, particularly Farrakhan’s. In this he shows more backbone than most black leaders in America, who are usually all too egger to help make excuses for Farrakhan’s beliefs. For those of you who haven’t read it, here’s a piece I wrote many moons ago describing how incredibly complacent most African-American leaders are on this issue. Which might be one of the reasons none of them are serious presidential contenders, and Obama is.