Capitalizing off hubby Bill's BVQ (black voter quotient), Miss Hillary addressed a crowd of black voters at the First Baptist Church while her challenger, Barack Obama simultaneously addressed a larger crowd at Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Selma, Alabama today.
Warmly known as "the first black president" Bill's presence no doubt provided some with a flashback to the Clinton glory days when blacks were appointed to integral roles in the administration; memories of Ron Brown, Mike Espy and Alexis Herman dancing in their heads no doubt.
Miss Hillary conjured up the civil rights struggle in her speech and appeared to be down for the cause when she said "I come here as a sister in worship". If she is so down with the sisters, she was noticeably silent when former Representative Cynthia McKinney had that trouble with the Capitol Hill police. Miss Hillary didn't open her mouth.
Can't let Miss Hillary slide on Lani Guinier either. Guinier, a friend of the Clintons for over a quarter of the century, was nominated to head the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice in 1993. Before she even got a hearing, she was branded a 'quota queen' by conservative Republicans and dropped by President Bill without so much as a phone call. Sister Hillary was noticeably silent about this too. Last I heard, Guinier hasn't spoken to either Clinton in over ten years.
Sister, Miss Hillary? No matter how hard you try, you will never be my sister in worship or anything else. Next time leave Bill at home. I'm not impressed.