Friday, June 11, 2010

In a related development, Shakespeare was black

"No white folks have an 'e' on the end of Green. The blacks after they left the plantation couldn't spell, and they threw an 'e' on the end."

-- South Carolina State Sen. Robert Ford (D), quoted by the Charleston Post and Courier, saying that race have played a role in Alvin Greene's (D) surprise victory since he was the only black candidate in a primary with a majority of black voters.
-- Political Wire.

... Mississippi racists are generally smarter than to be quoted saying stuff like that.


  1. This is one of those rabbit hole issues that I should be ashamed to admit the more mischievous side of me is always amused by.

    If someone can actually show he's a plant, then there'll be a whole lot of explaining going on, but even if there ends up being some weird counting issue (I wonder if they use computer voting?), making a stink about a fluke election isn't going to win a lot of sympathy nationwide. The quote actually shows the potential for incedniariness, as it can easily appear to be a racial issue without a smoking gun in hand.

  2. While the white media types may not've known who Greene was, I daresay a fair number of black communities, congregations, etc. knew exactly who was the black candidate.

    Gross neglect by the NC Dem establishment of course.