Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Carol Moseley Braun has always been a colorful character. And in a race for mayor of Chicago that has been dominated by Rahm Emanuel’s disputed eligibility to occupy a place on the ballot, Braun hit the race out of the park by calling her opponent a crack addict.
Braun apologized to Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins at a news conference yesterday.
“Patricia Watkins said she does not expect an apology from me. She is wrong. I want to apologize to her,” Braun said.
The latest issue began Sunday at a candidate forum at Trinity United Church of Christ after Watkins criticized Braun as being “missing in action” on Chicago issues since losing her bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 1998.
Braun instantly brought the crazy:
“Patricia, the reason you didn’t know where I was for the last 20 years is because you were strung out on crack. I was not strung out on crack. I don’t have a record.”
A search of public records showed no criminal cases involving Watkins in Chicago.
It’s a shame for the bloggers that Rahm Emanuel will likely be Chicago’s next mayor because Carol Moseley Braun would be so much more amusing.