Tuesday, February 12, 2008

This is a first for me: Thank you, George Bush.

I've never felt compelled to personally thank George W. Bush. But that changed today. In case you missed his remarks, Mr. Bush said:

"The era of rampant lynching is a shameful chapter in American history. The noose is not a symbol of prairie justice, but of gross injustice. Displaying one is not a harmless prank, and lynching is not a word to be mentioned in jest. They are wrong. And they have no place in America today.'

Words can do incredible harm. Symbols, like the noose, are weapons of psychological terror. I admire him and his speechwriters for shining such a bright light on so dark a subject.

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