Campaigning with criminals
And he got upset about being called Sambo?
He's getting endorsed by a rapist and a
Steele calls in heavyweight
Don King stumps in Baltimore
By Jennifer Skalka
Originally published October 17, 2006
But King is no saint, civil rights leader or voice for the chronically downtrodden. In fact, he's a convicted killer. And some candidates might opt not to embrace his endorsement.
King, 75, served about four years in prison for manslaughter for stomping a man to death in 1966, according to news reports. In 1954, he shot another man - King said the victim was a burglar - and was acquitted.
And there is the endorsement from his ex-brother in law, wife beater and convicted rapist, Mike Tyson
Oh my God, he thinks white people are going to vote for him?
At the press conference, Tyson posed for photos with fans, signed autographs and campaigned for Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele.
Tyson, wearing a white and blue Steele for U.S. Senate T-shirt, said he used to believe black Republicans were "sellouts." But Tyson said he changed his mind after researching the Maryland lieutenant governor.
"We have to open our eyes more," Tyson said, as he pointed to his T-shirt.
Uh, here's some advice. When you're running for office, don't solicit endorsements from convicted violent felons. I can't see this helping him with white Republican. Not one bit. And honestly, middle class blacks aren't too happy with either man.
How stupid is Michael Steele? If Ben Cardin had a closer race, he could hand this around his neck and hammer him stupid.
posted by Steve @ 11:31:00 AM