The usual suspects are going after New York senator Carolyn Maloney after she repeated a conversation she overheard that included usage of the 'n' word:
So despite the fact that there isn't anything in Carolyn Maloney's record that'd suggest that she's a racist, it still isn't going to stop race baiters like Al Sharpton from trying to capitalize on any perceived gaffe. If Maloney wants to beat Gillibrand (a former conservative forced to go lefty in order to win a senate seat in New York) she better realize what and who she's up against.
Well, Maloney's feelings have been festering. So much so that despite urgings against the move by the African American governor, among others, she's announced a primary challenge to Gillibrand for the statewide seat in next year's elections.
In a telephone interview with a New York website, Maloney -- attempting to denigrate her fellow party member's candidacy -- recounted somebody else's alleged characterization of something Gillibrand might have said in Puerto Rico about English-only.
Sharpton, who not coincidentally is supporting Gillibrand and not Maloney, somehow found an e-mail and fax machine to issue a statement calling attention to Maloney's alleged use of the forbidden word that only African Americans can use.
And today Maloney issued an apology for repeating "a word I find disgusting."