SUBJ WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR...
(PHILADELPHIA)--There was no love between the CBC and President Clinton over the flip-flopping of the civil rights enforcer nomination---
TOLEDO BLADE-- JUNE 18, 1993--
It's President Clinton's relations with black political leaders, and it Isn't pretty Outraged by the way Mr. Clinton dropped the ball in sup-porting Lani Guinier, his nominated civil rights chief, the 39-member Con-gressional Black Caucus showed its disgust by flatly rejecting an Invitation from Mr. Clin-ton to talk about it afterward. Civil rights groups, like the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where Ms Guinier used to work, also voiced outrage over Mr. Clinton's pulling the nomination without giv-ing Ms. Guinier the chance to defend herself.
"We get a seat next to the kitchen with the Democratic Party. and we get thrown into the kitchen with the Republican Party." quipped Mr. Rangel, who routinely appears on both Democratic and Republican ballots in his Harlem district. "We're not wedded to the Demo-cratic Party," he said. "We're wed-ded to our constituents and to pro-viding maximum services to them.
" If you're his enemy, he'll give you what you want, they say. But if you're his friend, he'll sell you out, like he sold out Ms. Guinier. "
DIST SOLDIER, HAYES, FATIMA, NANCY N.---