Al Sharpton

The Reverend Al Sharpton, evidentally speaking beyond his prepared speech:

. ďThey promised us 40 acres and a mule. We waited and nothing happened. The fact of the matter is, Mr. Bush, we waited around with the Republican Party through Herbert Hoover. Still didnít get the 40 acres. Didnít even get the mule. So we decided weíd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.Ē

Al Sharpton, through the primary season, was big on the donkey reference, vowing to “slap the donkey” or “whip the donkey”, etc. The mental picture of Al Sharpton “slapping the donkey” was never terribly pleasant.

(My favourite Shartponism, seemingly a jab at Lieberman, talking to Wesley Clark: “And donít be defensive about just joining the party. Welcome to the party. Itís better to be a new Democrat thatís a real Democrat, than a lot of old Democrats up here that have been acting like Republicans all along.” )

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