Ace beat me to the punch by a little bit: be sure to read his posting, too. We agree, except about the cookies.
Hat Tip to Friend of Garfield Ridge Civetta, who tells us that we're talking about this guy:
Wow, he's practically an albino, just like Powder, only without the creepy pederast undertones.
So, what's Ol' Pale Face's sin against his race? Why, he's a Republican:
Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican.
Such attacks against the first black man to win a statewide election in Maryland include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log.
Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted.
Reading Steele's bio, I don't see anything there about him ever performing in a minstrel show. One would think you'd put something like that on your resume, you know, to show your hobbies and such.
But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious."
"There is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names," said a campaign spokesman for Kweisi Mfume, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Yes, the obvious fact is, Michael Steele is a black man. Oh, and he's a Republican. But never the two shall meet without ridicule, as if some sort of politico-ethnic matter/antimatter reaction could occur that would blow Maryland straight into the Chesapeake. Which, to be honest, would be fine with me, as long as we saved everything west of Frederick and what's along the Bay itself.
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