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Rickey Hendon Blasts Bill Brady, Calls Him 'Racist, Homophobic'

By Prescott Carlson in News on Oct 24, 2010 4:00PM

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn may be having second thoughts about the choice to have Chicago's Black Sarah Palin introduce Quinn at a "get out the vote" rally on the city's West Side on Saturday. State Sen. Rickey Hendon used the opportunity not to talk up the man he was about to usher on stage, but rather to make personal attacks against Quinn's opponent and Hendon's fellow State Sen. Bill Brady. About Brady, Hendon certainly didn't hold back and said:

"I've never served with such an idiotic, racist, sexist, homophobic person in my life. If you think that the minimum wage needs to be three dollars an hour, vote for Bill Brady. If you think that women have no rights whatsoever, except to have his children, vote for Bill Brady. If you think gay and lesbian people need to be locked up and shot in the head, vote for Bill Brady."

Gov. Milquetoast was quick to back away from Hendon's comments, and was quoted as saying, "I believe in civility... I don't engage in name calling. Never have, never will."

Hendon, who earlier this year ran an unsuccessful campaign to become Quinn's unofficial running mate as Lt. Governor, characteristically refused to back down from what he said, later telling a Sun-Times reporter that he "just told the truth" and if Brady can provide evidence that "he votes differently than what [Hendon] said, [he] will apologize." Hendon is currently running for Chicago mayor on the "casino in every pot" platform.