Jeremiah Wright thinks the government put AIDS in the ghetto, John Hagee thinks the gays made it hurricane in New Orleans, Pat Robertson thinks God punished America on 9/11 because of Will and Grace. They’re all pretty crazy. But that’s politics, we guess.
Dieudonne Where I hailed him: LES Where he hails from: Cameroon Years as a cabbie: 7 Previous profession: Landscaping
To me it’s not an issue. We have other problems right now. It’s a very
challenging time. There’s Iraq, the economy, healthcare — can you
imagine working 12-hour days six days a week and not having healthcare?
If somebody makes some bad remarks, we can ask him what he means by
that, sure — but to be pounding on it day after day like a tambourine,
it’s not helpful.
Charles Where I hailed him: Hell’s Kitchen Where he hails from: Haiti Years as a cabbie: 7 Previous profession: Limo driver
It doesn’t matter. It’s just something for his opponents to hit him
with. No one thinks that he thinks all the things his pastor thinks.
It’s just politics, you know? They’re just trying to beat him up.
Mohammed Where I hailed him: Midtown East Where he hails from: Bangladesh Years as a cabbie: 12 Previous profession: Restaurant worker
Actually, I have very little understanding about this matter. I listen
to it on the radio, but I don’t really know what’s going on. Most
people I know are religious, but I assign all religions the same value
in terms of their role within a democratic government. Democratic
policy and religion are two different areas. In my country we have two
main secular parties and a third religious party. But the secular and
religious parties are often sharing power with each other — they do it
for the sake of power. It’s very peculiar.
Will Where I hailed him: Midtown Where he hails from: Queens Years as a cabbie: 30 Previous profession: In the army
You asked the wrong guy. I’m rooting for McCain. So I guess I like
anything that hurts Obama if it helps McCain. I do think that guy isn’t
worth all this time and talk, though. There’s better stuff to get on
about. [What about religious views and candidates?]
Well, what party they’re in tells you more about them than their
religion. I’d rather have someone who thinks like me than someone with
the same beliefs. Sharpton and I are in the same religion, but we sure
as hell don’t think alike.