Liberals have had a lot of fun the last few months making fun of the “clowns” who were running for the Republican nomination for president.

They had trouble remembering back to those debates when Dennis Kucinich, Chris Dodd, John Edwards and the Reverend Al Sharpton were up on the stage being asked serious questions by journalists.

Everytime I see Reverend Al I think of the Lenny Bruce line : “Never trust a minister who owns more than one suit.”

Of course, he has been elevated to the position of a serious political commentator on MSNBC.

And Al Sharpton, this holy man of the people, whom I’m sure has a deep and abiding concern for the environment, has a driver who picks him up at the airport in a Lincoln Navigator –one of the biggest SUVs in captivity.

The Reverend didn’t like it when his driver was cited for stopping in a no stopping zone:



At that point, Sharpton emerged from the terminal after a flight from Washington, DC, and raised holy hell over the situation.

“He begins yelling, saying the cop was just doing this because of who he was,” a source said.

“Sharpton was adamant there was insurance,” the source said. “He said he was on the phone with his lawyer, and he told the driver not to give the officer his keys.”

But the driver ignored his boss and turned over the keys to the cop — who issued the vehicle three summonses for illegal parking, lack of insurance and suspended registration.

Sharpton at first disputed the police account when reached by The Post last night — but soon saw the humor in the situation.

“It ain’t my problem,” Sharpton joked, pointing out that he gets driven in cars registered to his media company.

“I just called another car. I keep on rolling.”

When asked what was going to be done about the Navigator’s suspended license and lack of insurance, he said, “Somebody at the office will handle that.”

Al has a media company: Sharpton Media.

I’m sure most of the revenue that it produces is used to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.

Help me out here. Is Al part of the 1% or the 99%?

I think a Kucinich-Sharpton ticket would have been tough to beat.


  • KMan

    From the NY Post John:
    The DEM 1% don’t pay taxes or obey the law.
    We would be in jail.

    The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay.

    Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax, according to documents on file with the city.

    Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002. But Sharpton’s spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said that he had paid back “well over seven figures” as part of agreements with the state and IRS and that the liens remained on the books as “a matter of bureaucracy.”

    Sharpton made $250,000 as head of the nonprofit National Action Network in 2009, a year that ended with the group owing $1.1 million in taxes and having just $36,397 cash on hand.

    The organization also pays for first-class or charter travel for Sharpton and other NAN staff, according to its 2009 tax return. Noerdlinger declined to say for whom.

    Read more:

    • John Steigerwald

      Come on. He’s a reverend and he cares about the little guy.

  • DormontDirtBag

    Buchanan gets kicked off MSNBC. Sharpton has his own show there. All you need to know about MSNBC.



  • JustAnotherBloke

    “Everytime I see Reverend Al I think of the Lenny Bruce line : “Never trust a minister who owns more than one suit.””

    One of my favorite quotes, but I don’t think there are many around who remember Lenny Bruce, much less his quote.

    • John Steigerwald

      It really doesn’t matter who said it.

      • JustAnotherBloke

        I didn’t mean to imply that the quote was any less noteworthy because the author was not likely to be remembered by the younger crowd. I guess I was hinting that I’m feeling a little old because I remember it.

        • John Steigerwald

          Understood. I was just saying that it’s such a great line, I don’t care who said it.

  • Mike from Monroeville

    Well, at least you admit the GOP field are a bunch of clowns

    • John Steigerwald

      So, we agree they’re all clowns in their own way. I want to be influenced by them as little as possible. You like people who promise to control your life more.

    • JustAnotherBloke

      “Well, at least you admit the GOP field are a bunch of clowns”

      And until YOU realize that none of them have your best interests at heart, you will continue to waste time and breath as I continue to waste it with responses like this.

    • oksteelerfan

      The honest truth is both parties have many warts because their all politicians and most politicians are clowns, but the democratic party wants a bigger government and more government control than the republican party.

      • Blasto

        Ok…you believe what the GOP says and Tbat is what brings you to your conclusion. I watch what they do and come to one that is much different. How anyone can live through the Dubya regime and feel the GOP is somehow for smaller government and lowering debt in this country is beyond me.

        • oksteelerfan

          No, there are many with a R after their name that are sheep in wolves clothing and you’ll never get me to defend Bush.

  • Savage

    I guess you can call me whatever you want, but Sharpton is a “tool”…..And that is a an opinion that I’m sure I share with many.

    • Savage

      I wish I could edit my typo!

  • Chuck

    Can’t say anything bad about the “Rev. Al” or else you’ll be labeled a racist. I know the “Rev. Al” doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. He ought to run on a ticket in four years with Maxine (all republicans are demons) Waters . They would definitely get my vote.