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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I'm Speechless

Just looked at Michelle Malkin's page and found this:

This was posted on the liberal blog of Steve Gilliard but was pulled down. It purports to represent Michael Steele the Lt. Governor of Maryland who is running as a Republican for the Senate seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes. This is repulsive.

I do not have to say anything. The image speaks for itself and the type of people who support this sort of thing. Malkin goes on to detail African American political types in Maryland who state this sort of thing is just fine. It is not just fine.

This angers me.

It is an anger born of sadness.

Steve Gilliard just keeps 'em coming. Here's his latest post:

Just comes to mind when I think
of Michael Steele. Of course, this
is a picture of Clarence Thomas,
but they all look alike, don't they?

He also says that he pulled the offending photo pictured in MontereyJohn's original post not because it was offensive, but because the Washington Post owned the original, undoctored photo.
[from the Washington Times story I mentioned here]This week, the News Blog -- a liberal Web log run by Steve Gilliard, a black New Yorker -- removed a doctored photo of Mr. Steele that depicted him as a black-faced minstrel.

[Steve Gilliard Responds] (Note: The original photo belonged to the Washington Post, and as they owned the copyright, it was only appropriate that I pull the photo. I didn't have permission to alter it, so, off it went. It is in no way a retraction)

It seems that Gilliard has now attacked Tim Kaine for pulling their ads from his site. It seems that when politicians are running for office, they don't like to be associated with racist charges.

Well, it seems that the Kossacks think this is a terrible affront to free speech. (It's not like Gilliard's site is being taken down... someone's just choosing to not PAY to have their ad on the site... jeesh, the Kossacks are thick.)
This has me stewing. I hate Democrats scared of their own shadows. And apparently Virginia's Tim Kaine (or those running his campaign) is one of them.
The last thing any of us need are bloggers afraid to be themselves lest they lose out on ad money. And that's what this sort of shit creates. It's a chilling effect.

I'm sure Tim Kaine will take this to heart and start paying for his ads to run on Neo-Nazi and Communist Party USA sites... Let me remind the Kossacks - it's a GOOD thing to distance yourself from racists. Just because a racist is "being himself" does not mean you should support them (financially or otherwise).

Check out Real Clear Politics for a chronology of events...

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn