Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Me Too

One problem with blogging is that if I spot an interesting item, it's a sure bet a whole lot of others have too. And most likely they've gotten to their blogs before I got to mine. Ah well....

Junior New York Senator Hillary Clinton, on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day, had this to say about some of his most famous words:
“We are reminded once again by the events of the last year that there are those who don’t understand Dr. King’s dream and legacy,” Mrs. Clinton said. “Yes, we want to be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. But what makes up character?” she said, quoting from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “If we don’t take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves.”
Put those words in the mouth of any conservative or Republican. Can you imagine the firestorm of controversy sure to follow? And yet I've only seen this story, originally reported in the New York Sun, in conservative forums and some blogs. You won't see this one in the mainstream media, now or ever. Most reporters and columnists with sway just lurv Hillary.

Dr. King would surely be bewildered by the straight-faced twisting of his most powerful words.

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