Monday, December 09, 2002

Josh Marshal soundly spanks David Broder (dean of the Washington press corps) for his milquetoast tsk-tsking of Lott's endorsement of segregationist Strom Thurmond for president. He links to the infamous Sally Quinn Peyton-Place-On-The-Potomac article from 1998 in which Broder, commenting on Clinton, says, "He came in here and he trashed the place. And it's not his place.". (*) I guess it is one thing to wag your finger and deny having an affair and another thing to run for President on a party that opposed integration and anti-lynching laws. Both may be bad, but one is obviously worse then the other. Depending on your definition of "obvious" of course. (* - I've always wondered who appointed Mr. Broder to be the gatekeeper for the White House. Here I thought it was the people's house. But I guess you have to first pass muster with the Dean before you can move in.)

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