Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sharpton the Bigot

He claims he was making a statement with regards to Hitchens, but I'm doubtful.
"As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don't worry about that; that's a temporary situation," Sharpton said during a debate with Hitchens at the New York Public Library.

Romney's campaign seized on the comments to criticize Sharpton, and the candidate complained about the remarks on Wednesday, calling them "terribly misguided."
In a statement, Sharpton accused the Romney campaign of a "blatant effort to fabricate a controversy to help their lagging campaign" and argued that it was Hitchens who criticized Mormons.

"In no way did I attack Mormons or the Mormon Church when I responded that other believers, not atheists, would vote against Mr. Romney for purely political reasons," Sharpton said.
You know, having listened to Al for all these years, I'm betting he's doing his best to twist out of this. If he's not a bigot, he may want to be a bit more cautious when discussing someone else's religiosity and politics.

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