Thursday, March 31, 2005

Nixon in China?

Is the Rev. Jesse Jackson's descent on Pinellas Park, Florida, truly "kind of like Nixon going to China," as Gov. Jeb Bush asserts?

Or is it more kind of like MC Hammer going on "The Surreal Life"?

Or is it even more kind of like Jackson himself appearing on "The Source" hip-hop awards program to present Ray Lewis a Sportsman of the Year award? (This, in 2001, after Lewis pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction in connection with two murders in Atlanta, and Jackson had tried to paper over a paternity problem with funds from his Rainbow Coalition.)

What better place for a spiritual leader in search of uncritical adoration to find the cameras, now that the politicians have abruptly abandoned the prime time spots?

Next stop, the Vatican?

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