Bush Meeting with Jesse Jackson Draws Mixed Reviews from Black Conservatives

According to an article by Kenneth Timmerman appearing on WorldNet Daily and in Insight magazine, several black conservatives, including Niger Innis of CORE, are upset that President Bush has met privately with Jesse Jackson (Innis: “This amounts to aiding and abetting a hustler who has been exposed and is a total repudiation of people like my father, Roy Innis, who have been fighting for a positive cause for years.”) Others, including Project 21’s Kevin Martin, think the meeting was a savvy move for Bush (Martin calls it spending 15 minutes to take away one of Jackson’s “temper-tantrum toys,” adding “Bush came away from this meeting the bigger man. He played Jackson like the fiddle that he was. It was a good political move.”).

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