January 12, 2004

Minority Retort

FoxNews reports: Dems Debate Minority Issues as Race Tightens.

"You keep talking about race," the former street activist [Al Sharpton] chided Dean when he had a turn to ask a question. He said that not one "black or brown held a senior position, not one...It seems as though you've discovered blacks and browns in this campaign," he said.

Dean bristled at that and said it was untrue. He said he had had "senior members" of his staff who were minorities, but Sharpton cut him off and said he was asking about his Cabinet, which has fewer members.

"No, we did not," conceded Dean, whose state has a population that is nearly 98 percent white.

Posted by Forkum at January 12, 2004 07:33 AM