Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Bizarre: Sharpton becoming "mainstream"

At one point, if my memory is correct, "Mainstream" Al Sharpton somehow got the IRA implicated in the Tawana Brawley "rape" case. Would Eliot Spitzer like to comment on that?

From NY1 in New York:

MLK Event Shows Growth Of Sharpton's Political Influence

JANUARY 18TH, 2005
For those who recall the Tawana Brawley fiasco of the late 1980s or Al Sharpton's role in the racial tensions of the early 1990s, what a difference a decade or two make. Political candidates once worried about being photographed with him. Not anymore.

“I'm not going to pass judgment on the tactics of who's influential and who isn't,” said state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who is running for governor. “I'll leave that to you folks in the media. What I will say is that there are many issues where he has spoken out wisely and thoughtfully and has been a constructive voice, and that is important.”

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