Monday, February 5, 2007

Thanks, Jack

My cell rang at about seven o'clock tonight, and it was my South Carolina sister calling to say, "what's the matter with your mayor?" Apparently, the "Jack Ellis Converts to Islam" story has made its way to national news. I should point out that my sister, who was raised in the same house as I was, is a pretty open-minded Democrat, but when a politically ambitious mayor of a mid-size city in the South (1) converts to Islam and (2) announces his possible interest in running for Congress, that's the kind of news that makes folks say, "what's the matter with your mayor?" About his congressional aspirations, my sister said, "I don't think he'll get very many votes." Neither do I.

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