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March 14, 2003

Racist Lott Claims "Double Standard"

Here Lott claims Moran Case Shows Double Standard. The fact that Lott doesn't have the shame to keep his mouth shut shows precisely why there is no double standard.

Moran apologized immediately while Lott had to be dragged kicking and screaming to an apology. And he still doesn't even admit there was anything wrong with what he said:

Lott suggested that his own remarks about Thurmond were exaggerated by his critics, explaining, "What was ascribed to me, how it was defined by people - not what I said - did not reflect how I really feel or what my career in Congress over 30 years has reflected." The Mississippi Republican said there was a good deal of politics behind the reaction to his remarks. "The whole issue was stirred by some people for partisan reasons. It became a media obsession."
Those who refer to Moran as having a "Trent Lott" moment are just feeding the downgrading of not only Lott's obscene statement but his whole racist career.

Posted by Nathan at March 14, 2003 12:01 AM

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