Thursday, July 20, 2006

GWB shows up at NAACP convention -- five years too late

It's taken him five years, but finally Dubya is going to address the annual meeting of the NAACP. His boycott of the group has been insensitive at the very least. There is no doubt in my mind he would still be ignoring the mostly left-wing coalition -- were it not for last year's bungled and inhumane response to the Katrina disaster; and the fact the reauthorization of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is still being stalled in Congress by some of his more extreme fellow Republicans who want to strip blacks of their right to vote.

If this is a feeble attempt to keep Congress in Republican hands in this fall's midterms, I wonder if people are going to get fooled again.

UPDATE (12:57 PM EDT, 1657 GMT): Here's the transcript. Note that he mentioned the repeal of the estate tax nine times -- he never mentioned poverty issues even once.

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