Email from a friend re: today’s column:
Good piece this morning, but you don’t go far enough. The thing no one has said about the attacks on Bush’s “racism” and the calls for a new
“conversation” on race is that they were plainly intended to distract
attention from the depraved behavior of poor blacks in New Orleans. As soon
as that was exposed to the world on national tv, white liberals and the black
caucus urgently needed to change the subject. What better way to head off a
“conversation” about this shocking behavior than to invoke the old racism
charge? It was really a brilliant maneuver.