December 13, 2002


THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: I'm pretty sleep deprived, so maybe I'm just delirious, but I think I just watched the incoming Senate Majority Leader in a half-hour press conference broadcast on all the cable news channels (at least), to announce that segregation is wrong. Andrew Sullivan wrote earlier today that if the early rumors were true "and Trent Lott makes yet another apology this afternoon, we're entering the Twilight Zone." No kidding; this was truly surreal. I'm having the urge to parody Matrix dialogue...

"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and read in the paper that Lott has resigned. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
Several months hence, when it is clear that, because this Lott-the-racist stuff comes up every time anything remotely productive hits the floor, the Senate is for all intents and purposes Democrat-controlled:
"Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?"

Posted by John Tabin at December 13, 2002 06:29 PM