The South shall rise again
Atrios reminds us about the fall and rise of Trent Lott
Those who have been around for a long time remember what fun we had with Trent Lott back in the day. Hard to believe that was 4 years ago. I'm not sure whether the most amusing moment was hearing John Podhoretz say nice things about some blogger named 'Atrios' on NPR or Trent Lott going on BET and expressing his lifelong support for affirmative action.
But, anyway, to remind us what that whole thing was about. At Strom Thurmond's birthday party, Lott said:
I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either.
...oops, corrected, that's actually what he said in 2002. What I had up earlier:
You know, if we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today.
Was what he said in 1980. (h/t wtfwjd)
Scott brings us the Dixiecrat platform from 1948.
And here's a Mississippi sample ballot from their state Democratic party, which broke with the national Dems to support Thurmond over Truman.
posted by Steve @ 12:30:00 PM