Saturday, May 24, 2008

"An aide to John McCain was suspended from the campaign today for blasting out an inflammatory video...."

A McCain campaign aide pushes the envelope on race (and gets "suspended"). Prof. Althouse hopes the McCain camp steers clear of such games. My guess is that the campaign will avoid that game, but others won't and McCain will sit there and say "hey what am I supposed to do." We will see how believable he is.

A couple of idiosyncratic asides. If you really want to piss off middle class white guys by playing this song, don't just play the refrain. Drop the lyrics (from about 2:30):

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Motherfuck him and John Wayne

Finally, I am still amazed that people who call themselves "conservative" are more interested in using Malcolm X as a boogeyman to scare white folks than they are in using Malcolm X's words to convert others to their way of thinking. There is much in his speeches that will resonate with conservatives.

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