An Asterisk For Dr. Ben Carson?
An Asterisk For Dr. Ben Carson? By Charlie Sykes
Ben Carson didn't burst onto the public stage when he spoke truth to power at the National Prayer Breakfast.
The neurosurgeon was already a legendary figure for his life story and work with children; Carson had been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was a best-selling author, and even the subject of a television movie Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story in which he was played by actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
But the Prayer Breakfast was a breakout event.
With an uncomfortable President Obama sitting just feet away, Carson spoke about the problem of moral decline and fiscal irresponsibility. Both because of the content and the venue, his remarks quickly went viral and his new status was reflected in his invitation to speak at this year’s CPAC convention, which will serve as a sort of coming out event for Carson.
My utterly unsolicited advice for the good doctor: brace yourself.
As an African-American conservative, Dr. Carson is about to get an asterisk. Just ask Clarence Thomas, or Thomas Sowell, or David Clarke.
On Friday evening, someone posted the following on Democratic Party of Wisconsin official spokesperson's Graeme Zielinski's twitter page:
My heartfelt apologies to the victims of Jeffrey Dahmer. Their pain is not something with which I should have trifled.
Which was closely followed by:
And my apologies to
@GovWalker for my inappropriate Tweeting.
Peter Barca, John Chisholm, Mike Tate and Graeme Zielinski Are the Ones Who Should Apologize By Patti Breitigam-Wenzel
Friday was a surreal day in Wisconsin politics. It began with the announcement that the nearly three-year long John Doe investigation of Scott Walker’s administration was finally over. It ended with state Democratic spokescreep Graeme Zielinski comparing Walker to mass-murderer Jeffery Dahmer.
But in between, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) suggested Gov. Walker apologize for the John Doe.