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Dishonest "white" politician wins by convincing Houston voters that he is black. True story.

Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign.
"I'd always said it was a long shot," Wilson says. "No, I didn't expect to win."
Still, he figured he'd have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called "all the shenanigans" at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him.
Then he came up with an idea, an advertising strategy that his opponent found "disgusting." If a white guy didn't have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he's black.
And it apparently worked. In one of the biggest political upsets in Houston politics this election season, Wilson -- an anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor -- emerged as the surprise winner over 24-year incumbent Bruce Austin. His razor thin margin of victory, only 26 votes, was almost certainly influenced by his racially tinged campaign.
"Every time a politician talks, he's out there deceiving voters," he says.

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Southern Agrarian

LOL! Shiiiiit. Barack Obama pretends to be black occasionally

as well, for political effect....

What would the Founders do?


Might be a little closer to the mark.

Ya gotta love it.

Maybe Stupid People should Not decide who is in charge.



I'm glad...

...that the stupidity and racism of those voters is now on full display.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."