Of all the criticisms an apparently panicky Dem party has heaped on Sarah Palin in the hours since her selection was announced, Keith Boykin [bio] has come up with perhaps the unseemliest. The former aide to President Clinton has accused Palin of being an "affirmative action" pick.
Boykin, a graduate of Dartmouth and Harvard Law, was debating the selection with Republican Joe Watkins at the end of MSNBC's 4 PM EDT hour. After some preliminary jousting, Boykin dropped his bomb.
KEITH BOYKIN Let me just say something about this choice. The reason why she doesn't help, quite frankly, is because it's an insult. It's an insult to women. I spoke to several women today at the Democratic National Convention who said it's insulting John McCain would pick somebody—an affirmative-action candidate basically—who is not qualified.
Now here I was thinking that affirmative action was a good thing. It gets minorities into the law schools, med schools, B schools, etc. where they don't have the money and grades and/or other problems to make it. It is good because it is helpful to society to have more minorities in such positions.
Yet we have this Democrat using affrimative action as a slur.... "candidate basically-who is not qualified."
And yet Hussein's minions want to call people who won't vote for him, a racist.
I just can't wait for the Left to attack Boykin. I mean I am sure his career is finished. (Sarcasm alert dear chums!)
Link to newsbusters.