Tuesday, August 03, 2004


Can we have a story about successful African-Americans that doesn't refer to them as "eloquent?" God, I thought we'd all learned that the word had become a punchline in this context.

Former GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes told Illinois Republicans Monday that he is ''open to the idea'' of taking on the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race -- a move that would pit two eloquent, nationally known African Americans against one another.