Black People Love


Racial pandering: Tricky, but necessary. George W. Bush's re-election campaign site made a minor mistake by collecting pictures of the POTUS with African-Americans and posting them under the header "Compassion," but not too many people noticed. Still, the Bush team had more tact than longshot New York gubernatorial candidate Tom Suozzi. On his site, the Nassau County Executive (it's the second toughest job in America!) has collected photos of him and New Yorkers into slick, balkanized racial categories. See Tom with his Irish Friends, his Latino Friends, his Jewish Friends, and of course his African-American Friends! (Try and discern which Friends make Suozzi look more awkward.)

Link from The New York Observer's Ben Smith, who has "never quite seen anything like this before."