prevails as NAACP lash out at three Democratic no-shows
Metro World News - 07/15/03
MIAMI BEACH -- Three of the nine Democratic
presidential contenders drew the wrath of the NAACP
leadership on Monday for skipping the group's candidate
forum, reflecting a growing concern among Blacks that
their long time civil rights organization is becoming
more and more irrelevant.
The six Democratic presidential hopefuls
shared the stage with four empty chairs, each labeled
with the name of a White House candidate who didn't
make it. President Bush’s name was posted on one
of the chairs. However his absence was later excused.
“George W. Bush is the most evil man in the World
and out of concern for the audience’s safety,
we gave the President a pass,” said NAACP grand
dragon, Kweisi Mfume.
While Bush's absence wasn't a surprise,
the group's leaders were outraged at the Democratic
“It’s obvious they don’t
like Black people anymore!'' Mfume said of the Democrats
who passed on this event. “They’re a bunch
of (censored) losers and I hate every one of them!”
During Monday's forum, Democratic Senator
from West Virginia Robert Byrd, a well-known Ku Klux
Klan member, rose to speak on behalf of the three missing
candidates. However, thirty seconds into his rant Byrd’s
upper dental prosthetic fell from is jaw into a tall
glass of grape Kool-Aid and Thunderbird which was about
to be consumed Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Lee, in all her grace and dignity,
retrieved the dentures, licked them dry and politely
handed them back to the Senator.
The Rev. Sharpton, aggravated by Senator
Byrd’s remarks, reached into a pitcher of water,
removed an ice cube and threw it at the Senator. Robert
Byrd was struck and fell to the floor.
At this point, NAACP Chairman and Grand
Wizard, Julian Bond, hoping to prevent a replay of the
disastrous Jessie Jackson event stepped forward to ease
the tension and lighten the mood. Mr. Bond grabbed a
microphone and placing it inches away from his bare
buttocks spent the next three and a half minutes breaking
wind to the tune of “Sweet Home Alabama"