Memphis is a Code Word
I am proud to live in Memphis and call it home. Not ashamed to tell people that, either. But did you know that Harold Ford Jr considers "I'm from Memphis" to be racist code?
According to the Blogging for Bryant blog, Ford said that on Chris Matthew's Hardball program. BfB has a longer excerpt, but here's the money shot:
Ford: "...And my opponents are already trying to raise it. I mean, shame on the state Republican Party and the national party for some of the code words they're already using in this campaign."Just so you know.
Matthews: "Like what?"
Ford: "Just that I'm from Memphis and I'm a liberal from Memphis."