Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Guest Editorial by Dave Chappelle

According to Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times, Dave Chappelle is branching out from his standard R. Kelly impersonations and Clayton Bixby skits by providing perceptive political commentary. The quotations below, both of which this editor wholeheartedly endorses, are quoted directly from Mr. Itzkoff’s article, which is entitled Dave Chappelle is Alive and Well (and Playing Los Vegas).

“Mr. Chappelle…already has his eye on a potential presidential match-up between Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice…‘You know who’s going to win? Ralph Nader by a landslide.’”

“By far, Mr. Chappelle’s most illuminating observation of the night occurred as he was discussing the rap star Kanye West’s nationally broadcast remarks that President Bush does not care about African Americans. ‘I don’t know if you agree with him or not, but give it up for him,’ Mr. Chappelle said. ‘I’ve got a lot of respect for him. And,’ he added, ‘I’m going to miss him.’ Then, almost as an aside, he continued, ‘I’m not risking my entire career to tell white people obvious things.”

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