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Former NAACP Chair: Targeting Tea Party ‘Perfectly Legitimate’ Because They’re ‘Taliban Wing of American Politics’


Former chairman of the NAACP Julian Bond said it was “perfectly legitimate” for the Internal Revenue Service to target tea-party groups because they are “the Taliban wing of American politics.”

“I don’t think there’s a double standard at all,” Bond said after criticizing the Bush administration for auditing the NAACP.

“We all ought to be a little worried about them,” Bond explained. “The truth may hurt, but it’s the truth.”