Last night, Wall Street's occupiers received one of their more eccentric celebrity visitors, flamboyant boxing promoter Don King. King meandered through the encampment in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park offering praise to protesters for, "what you are doing and the manner in which you are doing it."
Praise turned to criticism when one protester asked if King took any issue with President Obama's military policies. King admonished the protester that he was doing the wrong thing in his zeal to do the right thing. Obama, King said, is a "slave" and argued that the protester was turning the "victim into the victimizer." In almost the same breath King said he supported George W. Bush too, perhaps inadvertently highlighting why Occupy Wall Street has been and remains a non-partisan movement. Only in America.
Follow Jeffrey Campagna on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JeffreyCampagna