Our favorite neighborhood stalker/County Legislator Brian Scavo steered his misogynistic public comments in a new--and racist--direction this week.
Tuesday morning, Scavo commented on the Times Union Blog in response to fellow legislator Wanda Willingham's attempt to convene the City Committe, which Albany Democratic Chairman Dan McCoy says no longer exists since a new chairman was not appointed following the elections.
His comment?: "Back of the bus sister, so sayest king MC coy, let us bow before master MC coy."
Yeah. He really said that--and pissed off a whole slew of folks in doing so.
Now Willingham, some of her Legislative colleagues, representatives of the NAACP and the Albany faith community and members of the Albany Common Council and the City Democratic Committee are holding a conference tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 19) at the former YMCA building on Washington Avenue at noon to condemn his comments and demand an apology.
"These comments are not only disrespectful and offensive to me but an affront to the entire African American community of Albany,” stated County Legislator Willingham in a press release issued earlier today. “Thoughts and comments such as this demonstrate ignorance of the history of the African American community and serve no purpose other than to divide our city. No one, especially an elected official should be heard uttering these words in 21st Century America.”
This afternoon, Scavo released an e-mail apology with the subject heading "Learning Experience."
Yup Brian. All fixed. Now back to "Helping People."