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Old 04-16-2007, 11:30 PM
 
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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Republican secretary of state asked forgiveness Monday for using a slavery reference to describe black voting trends, a remark that drew criticism from several black lawmakers.

During a speech Thursday at a GOP event, Todd Rokita said 90 percent of blacks vote Democrat.

"How can that be?" Rokita said. "Ninety to 10. Who's the master and who's the slave in that relationship? How can that be healthy?"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070416/ap_on_re_us/slavery_remark (broken link)
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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Well good for him for apologizing!

One may have a point about the Democrats taking blacks for granted but I feel the reality is that there aren't too many visible and vocal conservatives in the Republican Party... our own Carolinajack, notwithstanding.
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