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12th April

First Published in The New York Sun, April 12, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

That the Reverend Alford Sharpton would not endorse the candidacy of Fernando Ferrer in this year’s mayoral election has been the conventional wisdom for some time now. There are a thousand byzantine twists and turns here, not the least of which is the failed professional relationship between the city’s two leading practitioners of the politics of victimization based on race: Mr. Ferrer’s campaign chief, Roberto Ramirez, and Rev. Sharpton himself.

Mr. Ramirez initially ran Rev. Sharpton’s effort to become the Democratic nominee for president,only to disappear from that role midcampaign. Surely, dollar signs were dancing in Mr. Ramirez’s head when he took on the post. (more…)