The Corner

Mlk Dustup

Left-wing blacks in Atlanta are hopping mad over President Bush’s plan to lay a wreath at the MLK gravesite tomorrow, according to the NYT. They accuse him of playing politics with an American icon–but the truth is that by protesting Bush’s small gesture, they’re the ones playing politics. And looking like fools, too.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.