Poor Haley Barbour. Every time the Mississippi governor opens his mouth, he sticks his foot in it.
I don't go around denouncing people. That's not going to happen. I don't even denounce the news media.
Given his string of racial gaffes, a member of the news media asked whether Barbour should give a “race speech.”
What would he say? As a candidate for governor in 2003, Barbour exploited the fight over the Mississippi state flag to oust the Democratic governor.
Barbour could regale his audience with how he used Katrina funds to restore the retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Or this blast from the recent past: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month “doesn’t amount to diddly.”
My friend, Jeff Winbush, wrote on my Facebook wall:
There is nothing--NOTHING--Barbour can say that can dispel the perception he's a redneck piece o' crap.
Indeed, Nina Simone has said everything we need to hear about Mississippi and a self-described “fat redneck.”