Did you see this crazy story about a white candidate who pretended to be black?
Dave Wilson is white. But to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district that is predominantly composed of African-American voters, Wilson, a conservative Republican, led voters to believe he was black.
According to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, Wilson’s direct mail campaign included a flier with smiling black faces he says he found on the Internet. “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson,” the accompanying text read.
In another flier, the text said he had been endorsed by Ron Wilson, a popular black former state representative. But the Ron Wilson who endorsed him was Dave’s cousin Ron, not the ex-lawmaker.
“He’s a nice cousin,” Wilson told the network, chuckling. “We played baseball in high school together.”
Nevermind his cousin lives in Bloomfield, Iowa, about 940 miles from Houston.
I think what Wilson was trying to prove was that it’s really hard for some voters to get past the race issue.
It made me think of this Saturday Night Live routine that poked fun at how difficult it would be for President Obama to lose the support of his black supporters. It’s pretty funny!
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You may have seen this on my mom’s Facebook page, but I couldn’t resist. Her book publication date is getting closer, and tomorrow her book tour schedule is being released. This is what caught my eye:
Tomorrow we will announce the details of our upcoming “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book tour scheduled to start November 12th in the beautifully named Bethlehem, PA. This book is not about isolated trivialities. It’s not really just about gingerbread cookies, or stockings hung by the chimney with care, or the big fat man with the long white beard. It’s not about one holiday at all. It’s about that little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes who arrived long before hope and change became political manipulations. It’s about Christ and our ability to worship Him freely. It’s about America, and what liberty truly means in our day-to-day lives. It’s an empowering message that can change your life and help rebuild what is GOOD in this world! I am beyond excited to share this unique book with you and your loved ones. You can pre-order “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas” here:
I can’t wait to hear from you as we apply this positive message to our everyday living and commit to ignoring the “political correctness” that would lead us to do otherwise!
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania? You can’t pick a better place to start a book tour for a book called “Good Tidings and Great Joy.” Any of you live near there who are planning on going to see her?
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October is for more than pumpkins and trick-or-treating! This is the month we celebrate people with Down syndrome. Do you have someone in your family or community who has Down syndrome? I’d love to hear about their abilities and accomplishments.
So let’s have some fun. I just love seeing photos of all of the great people with Down syndrome, and I’m sure my blog readers would like to be inspired too.
Share your photos with me, by e-mailing them to Bristolsblog @ gmail.com (without the spaces). I’ll pick the best to share with the world, through this blog and through Facebook. Also, send a paragraph about why this person is special to you!
Or, tweet this blog using #DownSyndromeAwareness and we’ll try to retweet your photo!
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