geez, give it up. lott isn't a bigot. who cares if he is? 54 years ago, you'd think he had just voted in that race. in my view, he was talking to strom like men in the south do, showing respect and razzing at the same time. it's a shame a person has to guard every word they say, especially when they just aren't bad people.
and please tell me, are people who accuse people of being racist any better than the people they are accusing?????
posted on 12/13/2002 6:02:18 PM PST
I care if the guy representing my party in the Senate as its leader is a bigot. Why didn't he talk about how proud he was that Thurmond repudiated those views from back then? That would have been an honorable tribute.
"Strom was a segregationist once and once I was, too. We have both come to realize that every day that our nation was segregated was a day our nation was unfaithful to our founding ideals." Imagine if he'd have said that. What a powerful statement that would have been.
Yes, racists are worse than people who call racists racists.
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