Friday, August 26, 2005

It's conclusive, Roberts is racist

The Washington Post really has a doosy today. File this one in the "leap of logic" category.

It turns out that twenty years ago Supreme Court nominee John Roberts wrote a draft article for an obscure legal journal. Here's how the Post describe's its significance:

Roberts began with the words "Until about the time of the Civil War." Then, the Indiana native scratched out the words "Civil War" and replaced them with "War Between the States."

So what's the big deal you ask? Here's the key.

While it is true that the Civil War is also known as the War Between the States, the Encyclopedia Americana notes that the term is used mainly by southerners. Sam McSeveney, a history professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University who specialized in the Civil War, said that Roberts's choice of words was significant.

"Many people who are sympathetic to the Confederate position are more comfortable with the idea of a 'War Between the States,' " McSeveney explained. "People opposed to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s would undoubtedly be more comfortable with the words he chose."

Oh, I see. Since people opposed to the civil rights movement would be more comfortable with his word choice, Roberts must be like minded.

The sheer fact that this is even newsworthy is embarrasing. It just shows that the Left has absolutely nothing on Roberts. Zip, Zero, Zilch, Nada. Just ask Senator Feinstein who just the other day could only complain about Robert's sense of humor.


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