Charles Barkley says "Be White"
Charles Barkley has decided that he wants to run for governor of Alabama in 2010 on the Democratic ticket. I was pretty sure that Barkley was a republican, but apparently he cleared that up
"I was a Republican until they lost their minds," he said earlier this month at
a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada.
"What I've said is I'm rich like a Republican. But I'm not one," Barkley
said in remarks reported by The Birmingham News.
Anyway, he's being endorsed by Siegelman, which I'm not sure is going to help him much anymore, but hey, every little bit counts. He was also quite complimentary of Alabama
"If it wasn't for Arkansas and Mississippi, we'd be dead last in
everything. I think we can do better," he said.
That's a compliment right?
In Barkley's most interesting comment though came when he urged black kids to try and be white
"There are too many black kids and their parents who do not value a good
education," he said. "There are places where a black kid who is a good student
and tries to speak correctly, you hear stuff like, 'He's trying to be white.'
Well, I say, if that's true, we need more kids trying to be white."
Sir Charles ladies and gentlemen.