So, when I first learned about this whole name change nonsense about which I just blogged, it inspired me to do a bit of snooping of my own.
And after about 15 minutes, I came across this tidbit from the March 4, 2004 edition of the Washington Post (Page T.11, Section 3):
“As Ehrlich's communications director, Paul Schurick speaks for a Republican. But he's still a registered Democrat and, as such, voted in Tuesday's presidential primary.
“And his choice was . . .
civil rights activist Al Sharpton. New York
“Why? ‘I like him,’ Schurick said. ‘He mixes things up. I like people who mix things up.’”
A controversial figure in American politics, Reverend Al's critics accuse him of having practiced an incendiary, divisive brand of racial politics at certain times during his activist career.
“I like people who mix things up.” Hmmmmmm….
Like Julius Henson?
That certainly explains a lot, doesn’t it?