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By its nature, MLK Day lends itself to soaring rhetoric. Almost anything goes. Almost.
However, what won’t fly–much less soar–were the MLK Day-themed comments of Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. They had that quizzical “did she say what I think she said?” quality.
“I can’t think of anybody currently in my life right now that more epitomizes the values and the vision of Dr. King than Gov. Rick Scott” is what she said. Honest. Who knew that MLK had a parallel-universe dream of an America that would one day welcome attractive house negroes running for high office to balance a ticket topped by an election-buying right winger?
Perhaps “Birth of a Nation” is her favorite movie too.
Here’s wishing all of you a very happy holiday. But more to the point, here’s wishing all of a very Merry Christmas.