Only in America

Zengerle, Jason
October 2004
New Republic;
Offers a look at the role of boxing promoter Don King in promoting the re-election campaign of United States President George W. Bush for the 2004 election. Statement that King tries to put Bush and his efforts on behalf of African Americans into perspective; Report that King is Bush's highest-profile African American surrogate in the presidential campaign; Report that King has contributed campaign funds to the Republican Party; Statement that winning the African American vote in the campaign is a top Republican priority; Reference to a CBS/Black Entertainment Television poll in which only ten percent of black registered voters supported Bush; Murders committed by King; Report that King was indicted on 23 counts of filing false income-tax returns and tax evasion; Claim that Republicans are desperate for a prominent African American supporter, so they are willing to ignore King's shady past; Suggestion that King is an opportunist acting in his own self-interest; Reference to the book "The Life and Crimes of Don King," by Jack Newfield.


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