The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Thursday, December 19, 2002
TURDS AND TRENTS: Seems hard to believe that less than two weeks ago, I could describe what Trent Lott said about Strom Thurmond and
complain, "Where's the uproar?" Now there's so much uproar, I almost feel sorry I asked for it. It's nice to have so many people on my side, but some of them are bound to sprain their elbows patting their own backs so furiously.

I have no position on whether Lott should step down. I merely have a position on whether he is a turd, and whether he makes the rest of the Republican Party look like turds. He is, and he does. Removing him from his post won't address the first problem, but it might help with the second. Then again, by this point it might be too late.

But you know who really looks like a turd? Anyone incapable of responding to this story without bringing up the bigotries, real and alleged, of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Robert Byrd, or any other Democrat. It's the right-wing version of the Bill Clinton defense: "Everybody does it! So let's move on." Haizeus Foogin Christ, man, are you even capable of looking at the world without counting up partisan chits?


posted by Jesse 11:10 PM
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