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Sunday, July 17, 2011

An election of someone other than a white man to the Arkansas governorship possible within the next two decades? Yeah, real progress going on here

Posted By on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Justice Robert Brown told those attending the Political Animals Club Luncheon, held at the governor’s mansion last week, that he could foresee a time within the next 20 years in which someone other than a white male might actually be elected to the governorship.

It seemed like a very nice, civilized meeting, judging from the article I read in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Justice: Woman or black can run state - July 15) but surely someone at the gathering might have suggested that those present have a moment of silence, in shared shame, at the very notion that in 2011, the issue can even be discussed politely, and so dispassionately.

Arkansas is long overdue for someone other than a member of the Caucasian Males Fraternity in the governor’s office, or at least to have someone willing to run for the seat.

Surely someone at that meeting could have gotten up and said, “Hell, no, we can do it today - because we should.”

Within the next two decades?

Well, at least he didn’t bring up the possibility of elected someone who wasn’t Christian. Who knows how many decades down the road Brown might have put that prediction?

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