Tonight was an interesting night in the "city of brotherly love". The weather was nice so you know white folks were losing their natural minds. Center City's out door cafes and eateries were jam packed, and there was a serious buzz in the air. Part of it is because the Mets and the circus is in town (same thing), the Sixers will soon start a playoff series, and the Flyers are up 3-1 on the Caps in the hockey playoffs.
And, of course, part of it was because the "O" man was giving a huge outdoor rally at Independence Square. No I didn't go, but I was about six blocks away at a black professionals happy hour, put on by my man Sulaiman Rahman; who happens to be the founder and CEO of Urban Philly.com. He introduced me to one of the "O" man's senior campaign advisers, Rick Wade, who got an earful from the field about Philly politics, and what his boy was and wasn't doing right. He seemed pretty cool (although he admitted he as a little lacking in his knowledge of the blogging phenomenon), and I promised to call him and set up an interview for my blog. Not! That isn't going to happen of course, unless his name is Lark Voorhies I won't be wasting his time or mine. Sorry Rick, it must have been the "Coronas".
So anyhoo, the ice Queen was out in Radnor on the Main Line (how appropriate, I will say why in a minute) shilling for the blue blood crowd. And she was pretty fired up from what I could tell from the sound bites. No doubt she was feeling frisky after the beat down ABClinton gave the "O" man.
I hung around Center City until I couldn't take it anymore. ( I was way past my 12% quota but they were "professionals" so I let it slide) Finally I dipped out and headed home.
Now I am home again and reading my latest issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine. This is when I see an article by Matt Taibbi, who happens to be a pretty good writer. Folks, if you can get a hold of this, run to your nearest magazine stand. He talks about how the "Ice Queen loves to dole out taxpayer dollars and gets mad dollars from the companies she does favors for. I knew that. So did everyone else in A-merry-ca. What I didn't know, was that Reverend Calvin Butts, the pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, endorsed Hillary in a very public way. No problem there, he can endorse anyone he wants to (Although I am always suspicious when preachers endorse politricksters). But then I read further and found out that Hillary steered $1.5 million in tax money to the churches youth programs. Now I am sure the good Rev. does some good things with his youth programs, but just once I would like to see a preacher or a politician do something out of real conviction and not for the money.
I bet they are still cheering out on the main line.