Archive for the ‘2008 Politics’ category

Sharpton’s Hotel Bills

March 14, 2007

I could not resist sharing this little detail from a Kathleen Parker column in the Orlando Sentinel:

In 2004, when Sharpton ran for president, he ran up the highest average hotel bills of any candidate, with an average stay at the Four Seasons running at a whopping $3,598, according to Fundrace.org, a Web site that tracked campaign expenditures.

Must have been the dry cleaning tab for all those velour tracksuits.

The End of Sharpton?

March 12, 2007

While reading this short item in the New York Post it occurred to me that yet another reason to be enthused by the emergence of the Obama candidacy is the potential it has to eradicate, once and for all, the Al Sharpton scourge from American politics. While Sharpton is dependably hilarious (and surely one of the quickest wits around) he is a charlatan. Mark Bowden, the intrepid Atlantic correspondent, captured the Sharpton phenomenon with great incisiveness and humor in a 2004 piece for the magazine. The title says it all: “Pompadour With a Monkey Wrench