In yesterday’s Banana-Herald, Executive Editor Jason Winders continues to backpedal faster than Lester Maddox at a NAACP meeting, with respect to the ABH’s position on the Voter ID Law. We mentioned last week that, in light of the comments made by Sue Burmeister (R-Jim Crow), the local paper has decided that they might have been just a skosh too hasty in their initial full-throated support of the law.
We’re glad that Jason and the ABH posse are cottoning on to some of the real motivations behind this law. We just wish that they had had our back two months ago.
Look, it’s easy to dogpile a racist. But hey, if that’s the stimulus you need to oppose this law, then we’ll forget that you showed up late, and embrace the fact that you showed up at all.
Still, this shows what happens when you stake out your ground in the mushy middle.
One thing we really like from Winders’ column is this quote: “According to our early look at the state GOP playbook for 2006, undocumented Hispanics are the new black.” Nice double entendre, JW! We can hope that you’ll be bitch-slapping the GOP around on that issue in a month or two.
By the way, if you didn’t get the Lester Maddox joke above, click here.