Charles Barron in Fantasyland

Charles Barron, the black radical Councilman from East New York, has always wanted to take on the “white power structure.”

And in today’s Newsday, Barron’s fantasy comes true. In the round-up of his re-election contest with a challenger named John Whitehead, the paper runs a photo of the other John Whitehead — former Goldman Sachs chief, Reagan deputy secretary of state, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Chairman, and a man Liz Smith (in Newsday!) once called “chairman of the establishment.”

The Whitehead pictured in today’s paper is a man Barron has, basically, been running against all his life.