The Brooklyn Paper: Kevin Powell's Apologist Extraordinaire
Well, I had intended for yesterday's post to be my final comment on the wreckage of Kevin Powell's 2008 Congressional campaign ... as well as his parting slap to the voters - *AHEM* - excuse me, the losers of Brooklyn who've just lost out for 2 more years.
That was gonna be it until 2009 at least ...
But then today, something else caught my eye - another Kevin Powell write-up in that bastion of journalistic integrity, The Brooklyn Paper.
And I just *HAD* to respond ...
It seems the folks at TBP have taken upon themselves the role of Kevin Powell apologist. Of course, we can't forget that TBP endorsed Powell this year. Never mind that the text of their reasons to endorse Powell was about 1/3 the length the text of their reasons NOT to endorse Towns (so, an "enemy of my enemy is my friend" type of endorsement, not a "Kevin Powell is the Messiah" type of endorsement).
In TBP's latest turd of a story, they actually have the nerve to claim that Powell's run for Congress was a "part-time" activity anyway. And to comment on how Powell was able to fit planning a major art exhibition into his hectic and busy campaign schedule.
You know, during the campaign, many, MANY people made a point of Kevin Powell's broken promise to the voters of Brooklyn, when he promised them 3 weeks of non-stop campaigning in the run-up to the election, then jetted off to Dallas, Texas to make some coin from an appearance at a book fair.
I personally think it's offensive now to somehow laud the fact that he didn't keep his word. But now, Kevin Powell has even gone a step further by making his own greed-driven Shermanesque Statement:
“When I get to Congress — whenever that happens — there is no way that I a going to stop being an artist or being a writer,” he said. “That’s who I am.”
It's just peachy that Kevin Powell is so committed to being an artiste; more power to him. But, is this what Brooklyn needs, someone who 2 years before even running declares he'd be, at best, a part-time Congressman?
Seriously, someone, somewhere, please, please, please, please, please tell me, WHAT IS WRONG WITH KEVIN POWELL!?!?
The guy runs a horrible campaign; he doesn't have the decency to congratulate his opponent or offer a hand of partnership in the name of Brooklyn; he condemns the voters of Brooklyn; he consigns them to 2 years of guaranteed "losing"; AND THEN ... has the hubris to assume he'll be elected to Congress, and in his first campaign promise, HE VOWS NOT TO BE A FULL-TIME CONGRESSMAN?!?
Am I taking crazy pills?
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