Today, a source (not Valerie Abbott) showed me an email Ms. Abbott received this week from Frank Matthews. Mr. Matthews is a local talk radio personality and perpetual candidate who, you may recall, made a complete ass of himself after last summer’s State Democratic Executive Committee meeting. He was unhappy because the delegates confirmed Patricia Todd’s election victory in Birmingham’s District 54 and stormed out of the meeting room — shoving, swearing, and yelling at the top of his lungs about “n*ggers and gays”. He vowed to mount a write-in campaign against Patricia, but for some reason it just never happened.
I guess Frank was unhappy with Ms. Abbott for introducing an inclusion resolution this week that included sexual orientation and gender identity. Even though the resolution failed, he felt he needed to make some kind of point, so he’s now asking her to submit a resolution that has the city of Birmingham apologizing for slavery. Apparently he’s unaware that Birmingham wasn’t founded until 1871, nine years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Oh. Never mind.