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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Monday, October 03, 2011 :::

This weekend, Herman Cain and the Washington Post attacked Rick Perry for, back when he was a Democrat, frequenting a place where there was a rock with a bad word painted on it.

I guess if that's all you've got... [UPDATE: Cain is, at least, declining to dwell on it.]

Meanwhile, Andrew Breitbart is attacking Obama for having marched with racists a year and a half before he was elected President. But the way I skim that article, he didn't find a New Black Panther march and join in - rather, he was marching in what may have been a perfectly respectable parade and some New Black Panthers glommed onto him. Breitbart notes that Obama has other connections to the people in question and says that "[h]ad any of Obama's opponents appeared at an event with the KKK or Aryan Nation, The New York Times would have had to double its ink buy," which is probably true. At least, the Washington Post would have printed the story, at least if one of the members of the KKK were holding a rock with a bad word painted on it. But that doesn't mean this set of pictures is really newsworthy, it just means that the Washington Post will sometimes print stories that aren't.

UPDATE: If having frequented a place with a racial slur painted on a rock over two decades ago is a serious knock against a politician, how about attending a football game involving a team called the "Redskins"? I'll bet the Post could find some politicians who have attended such a game.

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