Wednesday, July 09, 2003

 The Boy King hits the road 

So I read that President Bush is in South Africa, of all places. However, just 20 years ago his ideological brethren (many of whom are still his brethren now) were trying to ensure that apartheid remained the status quo in that same place:

Democrats in Congress pushed President Reagan to impose sanctions on the apartheid regime in South Africa. Mr. Reagan opposed sanctions-and so did Messrs. Lott and Nickles, as well as Republican Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the new House majority leader.

You can read more about this dubious legacy in race-relations here.

I guess I'd be more upbeat about his travels if I had any reason to think he actually cared about where he was going.

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