Wednesday, May 09, 2007
New York, NY (AP) -- The Reverend Al Sharpton, who recently fought for the dismissal of radio host Don Imus following a racially insensitive remark, is now himself under fire for making a controversial comment. Sharpton denies he was questioning the Mormon faith when he said that "those of us who believe in God" will defeat Republican Mitt Romney in the race for the White House.
Romney is a practicing Mormon.
Sharpton's statement came during a public debate with British author Christopher Hitchens -- who is currently promoting his new book God Is Not Great -- and was, he claims, an attempt to contrast himself with Hitchens's atheist beliefs.
In a related item, HOLY SHIT, WHAT THE HELL WAS CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS DOING DEBATING AL SHARPTON? WHAT, DID THEY TELL HIM THERE'D BE AN OPEN BAR OR SOMETHING? HITCHENS TRYING TO ARGUE LOGIC AND REASON WITH SHARPTON IS LIKE BARYSHNIKOV TRYING TO TEACH AN AUTISTIC THREE-YEAR-OLD HOW TO DANCE SWAN LAKE.
(By the way, how much do you love that picture of Sharpton? It just screams, "You damn right I'll kick yo' ass for those Earth, Wind & Fire tickets!")