Archive for September 13th, 2002

13th September

First Published in The New York Sun,  September 13, 2002
By Andrew Wolf

d and Fran got two nasty surprises in their mailbox last week. The retired educators, who live at the Riverdale section of the Bronx, received two anti-Alan Hevesi litical mailings that were about as negative as one could get.

Both had to do with Mr. Hevesi’s failure to march with the Rev. Al Sharpton after the shooting of Amadou Diallo. To glance at this literature, one would all but think that the professorial Mr. Hevesi fired some of the 41 bullets that killed the African street peddler. Nowhere does the literature tell them for whom they should vote, but simply suggests that the recipient vote against Mr. Hevesi because he is not reliable on what the mailing dubs “minority issues.” Both pieces featured unflattering photos of a very white Mr. Hevesi. (more…)