Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Johnny Reb Rides Again

Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) apologizes for the omission of the little matter of slavery from his proclamation of April as Confederate History Month in the Old Dominion. Call me cynical but I believe the governor knew exactly what he was doing when he issued the proclamation and his sudden apology was prompted not by a change of heart but rather by the condemnation that he apparently didn't see coming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree 100% - it's dog whistle politics. He hoped it would go over the heads of most folks &, "certain group" would appreciate it. But he got caught.

An aside: As a northern boy, I just don't understand this southern celebration of slave-owning traitors by calling it "heritage." Why isn't it just embarassing?

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