Well now that’s an interesting spin…

From this article:

“… a kind word for George W. Bush may be in order. By appointing first Colin Powell and then Rice to the most senior job in the Cabinet, a job of global scope, Bush changed the way millions of white Americans think about black public officials. This may turn out to the most positive legacy of his benighted Presidency.”

Well I’d say that statement is a bit under-discussed, wouldn’t you? Republicans rarely get any kind of credit for contributing positively to race relations, seeing as how the Democratic party has won the publicity war as being more favorable to minorities.

So for a journalist to suggest that this fabulous, achingly overdue moment where the presidency isn’t exclusive to white males is partly in response to a Republican’s foresight is, in a word, fascinating. (now that was a crazy way to construct a sentence!)

Of course, we can’t attribute this moment in history to any one person. But it’s refreshing to follow a discourse where we move forward not in spite of conservatives but, perhaps, because of them.

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One Response

  1. A-freakin’-men!

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