The political cheap shot of the . . . day?
There are actually many flying left and right as we head into the stretch towards November. Yet this one, a gossipy story about Harold Ford Jr. that has made an appearance at Gawker, is an ugly attack on his personal life that makes Fancy Ford look like a puff piece. It takes something far more innocuous than manicures and turns it into a disparagement. I wont do whomever wrote it the justice of linking to it, and by commenting on it I’m giving it more publicity than it deserves. Still, it is out there and I see what it is trying to do, which is drive a wedge between Jr and the “black vote.” If you see it, condemn it. The race has been about race by default, let us not make it ugly.