8/10/2004 Add a comment

With Alan Keyes set to run against Barack Obama to become Illinois' junior senator, it was only a matter of time before someone put up an eBay listing advertising a napkin Keyes used to wipe sweat off his brow during his announcement. The fact that it's fetching $455 with 8 days left is what's really disturbing. (via Wonkette) William


  1. Blogger ben: From Talkingpointsmemo.com:

    Today Keyes attacked Obama for taking the "slaveholder's position" by voting against a ban on late-term abortion which had no exception for protecting the life of the mother.

    "I would still be picking cotton if the country's moral principles had not been shaped by the Declaration of Independence," Keyes said. Obama, he said, "has broken and rejected those principles -- he has taken the slaveholder's position."

    When asked about the "slaveholder" comment, Obama told the AP that Keyes "should look to members of his own party to see if that's appropriate if he's going to use that kind of language."