So on Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an article on the race between former L.A.P.D. Chief Bernard Parks and Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke.
In the article several electeds were quoted, one in particular, Democratic superdelegate Rep. Diane Watson.
Before I get into this any further, let me preface my comments by saying that it’s never been my goal to find myself on the opposite side of the road from “my people.” Meaning, I’d rather be working with them than against them. However, we are at a critical point in history and what happens in November is going to directly influence our way of living for years to come. So there’s no time for favoritism and misplaced loyalty.
With that said, in the L.A. Times article, Rep. Watson is quoted as saying:
Some, like Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles), are hoping to avoid the political fray.
“I work with Mark and I work with Parks,” Watson said. “My thing is to stay out.”
This is in response to the reporter’s question on whom she is supporting in this very heated race. A race that is taking place right in her district.
I found it a bit hypocritical for her to say that she’s staying out of it because she works with both Parks and Ridley-Thomas, when the last time I checked, Senator Barack Obama was a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with her and not Senator Hillary Clinton, whom she’s supporting. Not to mention that fact that this is a very important race taking place IN HER DISTRICT and she’s going to “stay out of it?”
Now see had she remained neutral and said the same thing about Clinton and Obama, then I wouldn’t even be writing this. But she didn’t.
Instead, she said…