April 08, 2010


McDonnell Apologizes After Backlash

After taking a pounding by Democrats, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) "apologized for omitting a reference to slavery in his proclamation designating April as Confederate History Month and amended it to include a condemnation of 'the evil and inhumane practice,'" the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

"The Republican governor revived the Confederate proclamation after an eight-year hiatus under Democratic governors, and he drew swift objections from Democrats who yesterday took to the national airwaves to blast him."

Politico: "The governor did not rescind his original statement but added language recognizing slavery and stated flatly that the practice led to the Civil War -- a widely accepted historical view but one that may stir anger  among the corps of Lost Cause traditionalists who liked his original statement."










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