She had heard that there was a black man who was the leader of the Republican Party in Fort Worth, but could hardly believe it.
“He knows how to talk to some white folks. He don’t get off the sidewalk when they walk up. You know he leads the Republican party in these parts. I think they call him the…the wha cha it?
“He’s the top dog.”
“A Negro is the top dog in the Republican party here?” she asked in disbelief.
“Chairman!” he said snapping his fingers. “He’s the chairman of the party. He helps people get good jobs after the election.”
Zo looked at Drew as if he had just spoken a foreign language to her.
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