Carol Moseley-Braun ought to be a person sympathetic to the memory of former President Bill Clinton. He was, after all, the official who appointed her to be U.S. ambassador to New Zealand in 1999 after her electoral aspirations got derailed in the ’98 election cycle by Peter Fitzgerald.
Yet in a case of “What have you done for me lately?,” the former senator from Hyde Park who is among the candidates for mayor issued her own statement Wednesday joining along with Danny Davis in saying that Clinton should not get involved in the Chicago election cycle.
NOT THAT EITHER of them would have the least bit of objection if Clinton were coming to Chicago some time next year to campaign on their own behalf. But campaigning on behalf of Rahm Emanuel?
As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, Moseley-Braun was even more vehement in her Clinton opposition than Davis was. She may have the harder time “making nice” with Bill once Election Day on Feb. 22 comes and goes.
The congressman from the West Side tried to diplomatically warn Clinton that some black people would be offended. The former senator from the South Side went out of her way to point out how Bill was not a Barack Obama backer during the 2008 presidential campaign.