Trent Lott's Racism

The liberal weblogging community is all aflutter because Trent Lott "endorsed" Strom Thurman's 1948 presidential bid. Lott said: "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."

Check out this 1948 Mississippi Democratic sample ballot to see what Thurman was running for back then: "REMEMBER: A vote for Truman electors is a direct order to our Congressmen and Senators from Mississippi to vote for passage of Truman's so-called civil-rights program in the next Congress. This means the vicious FEPC -- anti-poll tax -- anti-lynching and anti-segregation proposals will become the law of the land an our way of life in the South will be gone forever."

ANTI-LYNCHING? How can you be pro-lynching? And to think we had a chance to kick Mississippi out of the Union for good and we threw it away.