Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Burris and the Senate

Well, looky here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/us/politics/07burris.html?hp
Burris turns up for the Senate and they won't let him play.
I wonder how long before the jokes flow about a black man refusing to give up a seat, followed by a demand for a senate boycott - how racist: shouldn't it be a mancott?

In history - both class and thing -
this phrase has a familiar ring:
Those who don't know, they must repeat.
Now (wait a second, what was it about a guy on a bus not getting up for a pregnant lady? or a pregnant lady not getting up for an elderly person? or the bus being delayed because it picked up too many wheelchairs? or no, I know:)
something about race and giving up a seat.

Anyhoo, I'm sure that they'll find out whose coats those are and he'll be able to sit down in no time.

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