Sunday, January 10, 2010

the problem with equivocation

Over on Facebook, Chuck Todd asks: "Why is Reid surviving while Lott didn't? Dems are rallying around Reid; GOPers let Lott wither on vine."

I am no fan of Reid, and no fan of Lott. But to equate either the context or the substance of their respective blunders strikes me as intellectually lazy. Lott publicly said we'd be better off under a Dixiecrat presidency. Reid privately said Obama lacked negative sterotypical traits. Reid's insensitivity is deeply disturbing. But it was a far cry from praising the Dixiecrats.

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