03/08/2005: Get Over It!
Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) explains why the South Carolina GOP doesn't host Lincoln Day dinners:
“We don’t do Lincoln Day Dinners in South Carolina,” Senator Graham told a Lincoln Day gathering in Tennessee Saturday. “It’s nothing personal, but it takes awhile to get over things.”
Speaking as a Southerner with at least two great-great grandfathers (Cpl. Reuben Dollar, 5 MS Infantry; and Cpl. Stephen McCraw, 8 AL Cavalry) who fought in the Civil War on the Confederate side, I have this to say to Sen. Graham and his fellow SC GOPers: It's been 140 years since Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. The South lost the Civil War, and it's a damn good thing it did. Get over it!
(þ Oliver Willis.)
Brock on 03.08.05 @ 06:00 PM CST