The Shirley Charade

Great summary of recent events from the DC Trawler:

The joke was on everyone as the Sherrod chainsaw howled to life. She announced that Fox News was just using her as a "pawn" to "take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person." She dragged out the wheezy old canard that all opposition to the policies of our glorious Leader Of Color are due to racism. And the true motivation of Andrew Breitbart? Why, nothing less than the reinstitution of slavery. Once Shirley Sherrod is out of the way, there will be nothing to stop Breitbart from using his giant mechanical spider to kidnap the President and reboot the Confederacy.

I was always a fan of the spider.

What Sherrod says during the remaining fourteen minutes of her celebrity is doing a lot more damage than anything she said on that videotape. Moral of the story: do your homework before you stick a glow-in-the-dark statue of someone to your dashboard. I have a suspicion the only figure in the Sherrod saga who took the time to understand her, or even read the full transcript of her speech, was Andrew Breitbart.

Indeed. Desite all the shrieks of "Eeeeeeeeeeeeevil!!" mortared at Breitbart from the left, he turned out to be right not to apologize, and every time Sherrod opens her mouth she confirms it.

posted by Dave on 07.28.10 at 07:09 PM


Not to disagree with you, but I think Breitbart should apologize.

Not only for advocating slavery, but for being a slaveholder!

Eric Scheie   ·  July 29, 2010 11:49 AM

Sounds as if Shirley and her hubbie are stuck in the 1960s, he with talking in 2010 about Uncle Toms. Bunch of Rip Van Winkles. It ain't 1963 anymore, guys.

I can see a black couple in the 1960s or 1970s naming their child Kenyatta. But Russia?

A childhood friend gave a Swahili name to one of her children. I didn't have the heart to tell her that Swahili was the lingua franca of Arab slave traders.

Gringo   ·  July 29, 2010 9:03 PM

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