As If You Needed Further Proof...
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino shot to the defense of Hillary Clinton yesterday after the Democratic presidential hopeful was slammed by black leaders for saying President Lyndon B. Johnson did more to advance civil rights than Martin Luther King Jr.
“There is no person in this country that did more for civil rights then Bill Clinton,” Menino said after attending a celebration of King’s life at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury.
Rosa Parks, Ezell A. Blair Jr., David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain were unavailable for comment.
UPDATE: This might actually be a brilliant strategy on Mumbles' part. By saying something as idiotic as this, he makes Hillary Clinton shine with an aura of pure genius, by comparison.
As to Hillary's comment, that was a pretty moronic thing to say, and only served to further highlight her utter lack of anything resembling actual intelligence. The legislation Johnson signed never would have been seen the light of day without Dr. King and others bringing the issue to the forefront of the American consciousness.
Her saying that Johnson did more to advance the American Civil Rights Movement than King would be akin to me saying my oven is more responsible for the cake I just baked than were the raw ingredients.