Kane Watch: Swan Song
Not surprising that with Lynn Swan running for governor, Eugene Kane isn't changing his tune.
Given the fact that there are a staggering amount of African Americans that will be represented in upcoming gubernatorial elections, it was nice to see Kane give credit to a man who is, perhaps, a role model for more than his football accomplishments.
Oh wait. Scratch that.
Here is Kane's position: "He's running as a Republican. Which wasn't surprising, seeing how some people love to talk about "qualifications" and "merit" in terms of affirmative action, but never want to acknowledge that people are sometimes picked for jobs on nothing but popularity."
To be honest, I still haven't figured out what he means by that. At best, I have deciphered it to mean that Kane has no respect for a Republican African American.
However, that's not even the best part. Kane's conclusion is perhaps the most startling:
Many blacks are sticking with current Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who has a good reputation in terms of diversity.
I wonder if anybody will give African-Americans credit for not automatically choosing a candidate based on skin color, but on actual credentials?
Nope, I didn't think so.
Apparently, Kane thinks African Americans should be applauded for using more than skin color to form an opinion about someone.
Wow. It would certainly seem that Mr. Kane has very little faith in the reasoning skills of his own people.