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October 19, 2008

Powell: It's Not About Race

Drudge has everything you'd want to read, in the upper right corner.

Note Drudge's flashback:

FLASHBACK: Powell Told students an African-American president would be 'electrifying'...

This is about race, but only partly so. It's also largely about liberalism.

Colin Powell is a liberal, and always has been.

Another Drudge slug:

POWELL: 'I would have difficulty with two more Republican appointments to Surpeme Court'...

"Republicans" can argue about a lot of things -- including Roe v. Wade -- but I'm afraid the proposition that the courts should permit the actual political branches to decide political issues is pretty much non-negotiable.


Colin Powell was never a Republican. He was a military officer who knew how to play the political game during a period dominated by Republicans. Of course he kissed Republican ass. Just as he kissed Bob Woodward's ass to make sure he always came out smelling like roses in his books.

The Republican Party has always used Powell, just as he's used us in turn. We have promoted this dubious figure as -- let's admit it -- a bit of a token, proof that black people like us.

But he's never been on our side. He's always been a liberal, and, moreover, he's always been on Colin Powell's side.



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