Here’s a handy to-do list for would-be politicians embarking on a campaign:
1) Order business cards with campaign web site address;
2) File proper fund-raising paperwork;
3) Buy new wardrobe and dentures for adoring spouse;
4) Scrub the Facebook page of all videos showing booty-shaking women and rappers spouting foul language or inhaling cannabis.
So far as we know, Atlanta school board candidate Byron Amos did all right with Nos.1 and 2. We’re not sure that No. 3 applies. But Lori Geary of Channel 2 Action News says Amos, vice president of a rap music label called UGK Records, definitely failed to grasp the importance of No. 4:
Amos says he didn’t post the videos on his Facebook page, thanked Geary for bringing them to his attention, and promised to remove them.
But CBS Atlanta has also come across a YouTube clip “with Amos giving a birthday wish to a rapper.” The video includes a rap with misogynistic lyrics.
On the bright side, if Amos is elected, a teacher wouldn’t