Oh, I wish I was in Dixie, hooray, hooray

December 13, 2002 at 9:36 am
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Must be hard to be a southern Senator, having to keep your racist
constituency happy, while assuring the rest of the nation that you’re not
really a racist yourself. Hey, those segregationist days WERE good times
(for whites), weren’t they? We (white people) WOULD be a lot happier today
if the Segregationists had won the Presidency, right? Republicans really are
a racist and religious sect, right? Come on now…they’re just some good ol’
boys, never meanin’ no harm…
The Other Face-Paul Krugman

EDITORIAL DESK | December 13, 2002, Friday

Late Edition – Final , Section A , Page 39 , Column 1

ABSTRACT – Paul Krugman Op-Ed column says real discussion of Trent Lott should be about how man who sounds like him came to be leader of Senate; points out that Lott’s praise of Strom Thurmond’s segregationist campaign in 1948 are entirely consistent with his statements on many other occasions, and are well in line with those of other Republicans who convey to target voters that they do not really believe civil rights rhetoric they espouse (S)

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