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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ashley Todd: The racism in the race

It's going to be interesting to see how this story plays out over the next few days. Did anyone in the McCain campaign, even at a lower level, put her up to this or suggest the idea in some way? Or did she think it up this stunt all by herself, which would leave us wondering why the McCain campaign is attracting racists?

Stay tuned.

Photo: Keith Srakocic /AP

More on this story: From Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo, who wants answers about the McCain campaign's role--especially in hyping the story.

The aftermath of the Ashley Todd story. Interesting piece by Jay Bookman in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The right really jumped on this story, perhaps, as Bookman postulates, because they realize how far many Americans have gone to overcome their racism in the course of this election.

The party of yesterday. Timothy Egan, in an opinion piece in Sunday's New York Times, gives yet more reasons why the Republicans are losing: they have turned their backs on the America of the future.

1 comment:

Anne Gilbert said...

I don't think this is going to go anywhere, except to show exactly how desperate the McCain people actually are.
Anne G