The NAACP is some of the most fickle, wishy-washy, folks in the world when it comes to who they support and why…
A week ago, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour had drawn the ire of the NAACP for insensitive comments about growing up during the 1960s civil rights era.
Today, the potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate is being hailed by the nation’s oldest civil rights group as a “shining example” of a governor.
Why the change? Barbour on Wednesday decided to free two sisters who have been imprisoned on life sentences since 1994 on armed robbery charges. The plight of Jamie and Gladys Scott had long been championed by the NAACP. Gladys Scott was released on the condition that she donate a kidney to her 38-year-old sister, who requires daily dialysis.
In a statement, Barbour said, “The Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society. Their incarceration is no longer necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s medical condition creates a substantial cost to the State of Mississippi.”
As much as we’d like to “praise” Mr. Barbour for his gracious pardon, we can’t shake the feeling that the “substantial cost to the State of Mississippi” is the real reason why the Scott sisters were freed. In any event, congrats ladies, we showl is glad dat de white man had camed to save ya’ll…*SUPER side-eye*