bushco rap sheet | update
I responded to an AlterNet piece about Claude Allen'a arrest for shoplifting
. The item focused on Allen's ethnicity; difficult to overlook, since he's been touted as a "Black Republican Conservative" since the days he worked for Jesse Helms.
Claude Allen's arrest for petty theft stands out amongst the Bushco rap sheet probably mainly because of his African American genetic history. In truth, th crime for which he has been nabbed is minor compared to the white men [and women] who populate the ranks of Bushco denizens.
What intrigues me is the sense from members of the Bushco regime that they are free to commit any level of crime they please; that they'll likely be forgiven for it and later embraced once public attention has been distratced by some fresh insult from a different perpertrator from the group.
Allen's case is further complicated by his long vaunted public stance on many issues as a moral arbiter for society. Black or White, it makes no difference when a charlatan is caught. Arrogance of power has no color.
Perhaps most damaging in Allen's case, however, is the fact that the Rethuglicans have obviously touted Mr. Allen as an example [however false in its representation] that African Americans somehow endorse the crypto [and not so crypto] racist policies and practices of the Bushco regime as valid.
They are not.
Labels: corporate criminals, politicians