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.
The bar of candidates running for political office just keeps getting lower and lower and lower until you reach the gutter. Braun’s remark was not only inappropriate but factually inaccurate. She’s an embarrassment.
My wife always says, when they close the mental institutions, the inmates go into politics.
It’s gotten to the point where a James Traficant or a James Sensenbrenner could get elected again. That’s sad.
You can take the heffa out of the hood but not the hood out of the heffa.
Miss Braun is ready to be a guest on the Maury show.
Carol Moseley Braun is extremely unprofessional. Her remarks just handed the election to Rahm Emanuel. What a dumb bitch.
Emanuel’s residency was always in dispute. He didn’t live in Illinois for the year before he declared his candidacy for mayor. I realize the laws never apply to the elites (think Bloomberg ignoring term limits laws) but as I read the law in Illinois, there was nothing Emanuel could challenge. As for Carol Mosley Braun, she’s perfect for Chicago. Their standards are so low that she might as well be Eleanor Roosevelt.
Carol needs to leave the blunt alone before she goes to a debate.