That Wilder was the first black governor of any American state since the last Ice Age was duly noted; he became somewhat of a national celebrity because of it. Two years into his term as governor, in 1992, Wilder overplayed his hand: His open flirtation with running for president went over like a lead balloon. That episode began what became a series of squirrelly moves.Click here to read the entire piece.
Friday, July 17, 2009
-- Illustration by F.T. Rea