I just watched this video of Pennsylvania Governor (then Philadelphia Mayor) Ed Rendell from back in 1997, and I don't understand it.
Why? Why? Why in the world would Ed Rendell be praising Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan?
I don't even mean that as an insult to Farrakhan (I'm sure he loves his kids, or whatever), but it just seems like a remarkably weird thing for a politician — a Jewish politician — to do. Didn't he realize that eleven years later, he would be a major player in the presidential race?
I can't imagine this will have a huge (or any) effect on the Pennsylvania primaries — being that Rendell is an outspoken Clinton supporter — but I wonder if this will make any waves in the wake of Obama's Jeremiah Wright "scandal." I mean, this would be equally as stupid.
Tags: Ed Rendell, Hillary Clinton, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia