Wednesday, February 05, 2003

A whole Lott of hate. Is this why Trent Lott waxed nostalgic over Strom Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign? Phoenix publisher Stephen Mindich has been passing around a link to the 1948 Democratic ballot in Mississippi. Not to give it away -- you should see for yourself -- but note that Democratic voters are warned that if they fail to vote for Thurmond, then Harry Truman and the rest of those "vicious" northern liberals will outlaw ... lynching. (Update: On February 7 I posted a correction noting that the document was a sample ballot sent out by the Mississippi Democratic Party that year, and not the official ballot.)

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