“The Horror” and The Irony

One of my readers pointed out the irony surrounding the fact that Barack Obama secured the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States on Jefferson Davis's 200th Birthday.  How could I have missed this one? 

No doubt, Davis, Lee, Jackson and the rest of the boys are rolling over in their graves.

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4 comments… add one
  • Brooks Simpson Jun 4, 2008

    Ponder the last Democratic senator from Illinois to receive his party’s nomination.

  • Kevin Levin Jun 5, 2008

    Ahhh…very nice, Brooks.

  • Tammy Jun 5, 2008

    I missed this one also! I even posted about the celebration at Montgomery, AL while I had the news on in the back ground.

  • Darrin Dickey Jun 6, 2008

    That’s just plain funny.

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