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Quinn Backs Away Further From Hendon's Brady Comments

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 25, 2010 2:00PM

Gov. Pat Quinn continued to make like Pontius Pilate and wash his hands of incendiary comments State Senator Rickey Hendon made about Bill Brady at a campaign rally Saturday. Hendon said of Brady, "I've never served with such an idiotic, racist, sexist, homophobic person in my life. "

While that may or may not be true in describing Brady, Hendon's remarks were the lowest yet in a gubernatorial campaign that has been anything but civil. Pressed once again to apologize for Hendon's remarks at an appearance with Brady yesterday at James Meeks's Salem Baptist Church, Quinn reiterated again that Hendon's comments "were inappropriate and said so immediately. I in no way endorse them.” However, by stopping short of apologizing for Hendon's comments, Quinn lends validity to them to a voting bloc that can be easily swayed by even the faintest whiff of racism.

While at Meeks's House of Hope megachurch, both Quinn and Brady made their cases to the congregation as to why each of them was the preferred candidate for governor. given how personal Quinn and Brady have taken this campaign, we wouldn't have any issue if the two of them donned boxing gloves to determine who becomes the next governor.