Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 18:36:38 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: Political Blunder

On Sat, 11 Nov 1995, Al Futrell wrote:

I am not sure what Ron [Butters]'s political leanings might be, but the


leader of the Louisville African-American community (Reverend Coleman)

has pointed out on several media venues that he thinks Senator Ford is

"the best we have" in reference to senators who are sympathic to issues

affecting minorities.

Thanks, Al, for the clarification. I guess that I am enough of a liberal

that I abhor the politics of 'most ALL politicians to the right of Edward

Kennedy (and he is pretty far right for my tastes on some issues). But

it is encouraging to know that the tetimony of Rev. Coleman lends further

pragmatic support to my conclusion that Sen. Ford could have been telling

the truth on the issue of his remark that many construed to have been