Jealous was elected by the NAACP National Board of Directors in a 34-21 vote. CNN reported that “no one clapped or celebrated,” according to one board member after the meeting. According to CNN, Jealous was the only finalist presented by the search committee to the full board for consideration despite there being other qualified candidates. Although some board members wanted to examine two others whom the search committee identified as finalists, Jealous’s supporters, including Chairman Julian Bond, prevented their presentation to the board.
From his Wikipedia entry.
Is this guys’ name really “Ben Jealous” or is somebody just having fun here?
Ah, Julian Bond. That explains SO much to those of us who are old enough to remember what a handsome, young communist he was back in the day. MLK never saw it coming or refused to admit it, but the handsome Mr. Bond brought a great deal of woe to the icon of my youth. That’s Bond, J. Bond.
Julian Bond first came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, doing the bidding of the white Soviet slave masters.
Jealous, resign now and let Envious have a chance.