Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Did Julia really want her "seed" to take her seat in Congress?
Ah, family. There's nothing like leaning on your family name to get you places you otherwise wouldn't have gone. If Andre Carson had any other last name - and any other grandmother - he wouldn't have made as many steps to the U.S. Congress as he recently has. Several eulogists at Carson's funeral reported her saying that the constituants who loved her should "send [her] seed," supposedly meaning her grandson Andre. Julia Carson's name, and a bit of confusion, helped Andre Carson win last Satuday's special caucus. Bil Browning has more.