Bold book

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

In the words of An­gela McGlowan, who was feted May 22 at Finemondo Ital­ian restau­rant on F Street, the lib­eral “script” never changes: the Demo­cratic Party is the party of racial free­dom and equal­ity.

“Just ask them,” writes the black founder and pres­i­dent of the Dis­trict-based pub­lic re­la­tions and gov­ern­ment af­fairs firm Po­lit­i­cal Strate­gies and In­sights, in her new book, “Bam­boo­zled: How Amer­i­cans Are Be­ing Ex­ploited by the Lies of the Lib­eral Agenda.”

Mrs. McGlowan, who has ap­peared ev­ery­where from the stage of Bill Ma­her’s “Po­lit­i­cally In­cor­rect” show to the pages of Jet, takes par­tic­u­lar aim at the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee, which con­tends it has led the fight “on ev­ery civil rights is­sue.” She con­sid­ers the state­ment “so brazenly false that one won­ders where to even be­gin in dis­man­tling it.”

A black leader she does praise for his “in­tel­lec­tual hon­esty” is Rep. Jesse L. Jack­son Jr., Illi­nois Demo­crat, who once ob­served there is “no doubt that the Demo­cratic Party is the party of the Con­fed­er­acy; his­tor­i­cally, that the Demo­cratic Party’s flag is the Con­fed­er­ate flag.”

“She makes bold state­ments, but they are backed up by facts,” the au­thor’s hus­band, John Ven­ners, re­marked at his wife’s crowded book party. Case in point: The pas­tor of a black church in Mem­phis, Tenn., re­cently in­vited his wife to speak to his con­gre­ga­tion, and told her to “bring 500 of your books with you.”

As for step­ping on so many toes — from politi­cians and ab­sen­tee fa­thers to high-school dropouts and drug deal­ers — Mrs. McGlowan told Inside the Belt­way: “Are you ask­ing me if this is all worth it? This book con­tains my dream, and the whole rea­son for writ­ing it is to spread this dream to as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble.”

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