a racist? or a hypocrite?
This morning, Bill Bennett had Harry Alford on his program. Refresher on who he is here.
After having played the clip of his response to Boxer, Bennett proceeded to ask Alford about his sons, and then broke out with the Michael Jackson displeasure. Why, Bennett asked, was there so much focus on the Jackson family instead of on Tiger Woods or Alford’s family.
Why didn’t Bennett complain about, I don’t know, the Spears family or those people who have eight kids that I see on the mags at the grocery store?
Alford didn’t respond like he did to Boxer. He didn’t respond at all.
Perhaps Bennett realized he had stepped in it. I don’t know. Why Alford didn’t go off on Bennett is unclear.
Alford actually seemed supportive of a public option on health care.
Bennett seems to have spent too much time in D.C. It’s much like my theory about Michael Berry. Both of them have fossilized ideas about the black community. Unfortunately, what they fossilized is a decades old image of African Americans. The election of Obama should have relieved them of those ideas, but it did not.
Bennett just used Alford much like Boxer did. Were I Alford, I would be just as pissed.