Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Question for Nikki Tinker

Glen Dean mentions a local political ad I've been meaning to comment about.

I've been watching this ad for two days now, and I can't believe anyone would sink so low. Ok, that's a lie. This is Memphis.

What I will do, however, is pose this question to the person who approved the message:

Who said this, in Memphis, in 1875 (emphasis mine):

I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate every man to depress none. (Applause.) I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going. I have not said anything about politics today. I don't propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, you and I are freemen.
Answer below the fold.

Nathan Bedford Forrest, that's who.

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