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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Republicans party like it's 1865

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 2:23 PM

GOP PARTY: Look away Dixieland.
  • GOP PARTY: Look away Dixieland.

Many thanks to blog reader any*mouse who alerted me to news out of South Carolina about some costumed entertainment staged for the National Federation of Republican Women meeting in Charleston, S.C., where the war of northern aggression began and where old times have clearly not been forgotten. fitsnews.com explains the photo:

One of the pictures shows S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell - who FITS readers will recall enjoys dressing up as a Confederate General — posing in his Rebel garb with a pair of African-Americans dressed in, um, “antebellum” attire.

... In addition to McConnell, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford attended (and spoke at) the event — although it was not listed on his weekly public schedule. S.C. Republican Attorney General nominee Alan Wilson also attended.

Invited speakers to the NFRW conference included U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Rep. Joe Wilson, House Speaker Bobby Harrell, former U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins and GOP gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley.

The Highland High Rebels and their flags most certainly would have been welcome at this party.

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