Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
November 5, 2002
POLITICS: Racial Fireworks

Saw an ad last night run by GOP rep Felix Grucci (of the famous fireworks-making family) against opponent Tim Bishop, attacking Bishop's call for debt relief for the Third World, arguing that it would "cost Long Island taxpayers millions": "Tell Tim Bishop to stop putting Liberia ahead of Long Island." First time I'd seen that issue used by an opponent of debt relief. The pictures in the ad were just a grainy photo of Bishop and some maps.

Question: was Grucci playing the race card? If Bishop made this an issue, he can't well complain that it should be off limits for criticism, but the reference to Liberia, specifically, does seem gratuitous.

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