Friday, May 20, 2011

Hysterical history

We are hearing that Jacksonville is making history by having "the first African-American mayor."
For the last eight years, we also made history by having the "first Gate Petroleum executive mayor."
Before that, we had "the first mayor from the Beaches."
Before that, we had "the first former state attorney and also former public defender mayor."
And, of course, if Audrey Moran had been elected we would have had "the first woman mayor."
Seems like we have made a lot of history in the past 20 years and will do so every time we elect a mayor.
On some civilized planet, they probably are saying, "What is the MATTER with those people? What possible difference could a person's skin pigmentation make in his job performance?"

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