Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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One wonders after comments such as these whether we would not all have been better off skipping West Virginia. Does it tarnish Hillary's victory at all to know how much it may have resulted from such ignorance and prejudice? Is this what she thinks it means to end her campaign on a high note?

From an article in the Financial Times:

“I heard that Obama is a Muslim and his wife’s an atheist,” said Mr Simpson, drawing on a cigarette outside the fire station...[snip]

Josh Fry, a 24-year-old ambulance driver from Williamson, insisted he was not racist but said he would feel more comfortable with Mr McCain, the 71-year-old Vietnam war hero, in the White House. “I want someone who is a full-blooded American as president,” he said.
And this, from the LA Times:

"I'm going to write in Hillary on the ballot," Jester said outside the IHOP, crushing her half-smoked cigarette. "I want to see a woman in there before I see a . . . " She stopped, and her sister finished the sentence with: "a man of color."
West Virginia -- Change you can believe in, and wait a long time for.

posted at 8:46:00 AM by Neil

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