Monday, December 20, 2010

Misses The Old South



God what a douche!

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he doesn’t remember the Civil Rights era being “that bad,” citing his attendance at a Martin Luther King Jr. rally nearly 50 years ago.

I just don’t remember it as being that bad,” Barbour (R), 63, told the conservative Weekly Standard, which did a lengthy profile on the governor. “I remember Martin Luther King came to town, in ’62. He spoke out at the old fairground and it was full of people, black and white.” [...]

Barbour said they wanted to hear King speak, but he could not recall what the reverend said.

“I don’t really remember. The truth is, we couldn’t hear very well. We were sort of out there on the periphery,” he said. “We just sat on our cars, watching the girls, talking, doing what boys do.

We paid more attention to the girls than to King,” he added.

Thank you to the fine people at Political Carnival.


3 comments:

et said...

Rachel Maddow dredged up some choice bits of racial commentary from this jerk's Senate campaign. I can't believe that in this day and age, someone like him can be taken remotely seriously as a candidate.

Count Istvan said...

Idiots seem to go further this day and age than they ever have.

Jonathan said...

No, of course it wasn't! It was only African Americans getting lynched, hosed by the cops, and beaten, all for the cause of securing equal right for future generations of young black boys and girls...

Asshole.

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