As found in the Star & Sickle:
As a white woman from south Minneapolis, I used to have a hard time understanding why African-Americans would complain of racism whenever a member of their community received negative media coverage.
I've been a supporter of Rep. Keith Ellison since May and I now understand. The Star Tribune has used a great deal of ink detailing Ellison's fines for parking, speeding, late filing of election reports and brief association with members of the Nation of Islam. Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn't receive more attention for illegally coordinating TV ads with the Republican Party in 2002.
I have a challenge for the Star Tribune: Report on the issues.
ANNE M. HOOPS-De-Doop-De-Do, MINNEAPOLIS
Anne is your typical leftist hack who would gladly hang a white Republican for jaywalking. In fact, I’m willing to bet she was incredulous when W’s almost-thirty-year-old DUI ticket came to light near the end of the 2000 Presidential election.
Note to Anne: It aint about parking tickets and moving violations! It’s about Ellison failing to pay those tickets, having his license suspended and continuing to drive after the suspension.
It’s not about missing report filing deadlines. It’s about Ellision and his treasurer wife not paying fines late filing and for ignoring repeated attempts by the Campaign Finance Board to recover those fines.
It’s about a blatant and repeated disregard for the law.
It’s about a man who wants to represent me in congress who’s been affiliated with one of the most hateful bastards ever to spring from the womb.
It’s about a man who says he’s changed, but won’t give that same consideration to Rich Stanek.
It’s about a man who’s so Goddamn immature and politically deaf, he thought none of this would come to light and, if it did, he could play the anti-black and anti-Muslim cards to get out of it.
As for Pawlenty and his fine is concerned, I suggest you dig back through the old Star and Sickles and see just how much coverage they gave the story. I think you’ll be surprised by the amount of ink it got.
Not that any of these matters: You’d vote for Ellison if he were a cop car bomber.