Last year Ms. Tucker, a columnist and editorial board member at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
received the prestigious journalism award in the "commentary" category.Â The Pulitzer folks said she earned it
for her courageous, clear-headed (emphasis added) columns that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community.
Fast-forward to her Jan. 13, 2008, column, in which Tucker (e-mail
) calls for a national uprising against the idea of a Voter ID because (Oh, my God!) it`s nothing more than a clever Republican scheme aimed at stopping America`s poorÂ from voting for Democrats,Â "Voter ID law an ugly effort to subvert ballot
," Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Political activists from across the ethnic spectrum should convene the biggest political demonstration since the historic March on Washington in 1963.Where is Al Sharpton when a genuinely critical issue comes along? Where`s Jesse Jackson?
This is "clear-headed
" writing that reflects a "persuasive knowledge of the community"?
Black Americans - and the rest of us who are serious students of the Al and Jesse Show - know full well that these two "TV moths"
have about as much concern for "genuinely critical issues"
as I do about whether Dr. Phil crossed the line when spoke to the media after his visit with the troubled Britney Spears.
Otherwise, don`t you think both would have spoken out years ago about an immigration policy that is sticking it sideways to our poor?