Posts Tagged MLK Day

These old dudes voted against MLK Day in ’83

Most of the people who were against honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday have either retired or passed away. But eight congressman who voted against the holiday remain in office today. Wonder what they did with their day off?

At least some of them, such as John McCain and Orrin Hatch, have the decency to be embarrassed about it. Back when he was running for president, McCain noted:

I was wrong and eventually realized that, in time to give full support for a state holiday in Arizona. We can all be a little late sometimes in doing the right thing, and Dr. King understood this about his fellow Americans.

Hatch wrote in a 2007 essay that he had been dumb, too.

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Most of the people who were against honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday have either retired or passed away. But eight congressman who voted against the holiday remain in office today. Wonder what they ...

We’ll be back tomorrow…

We’re taking the day off from blogging for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and will be back tomorrow with regular posting. In the meantime, an oldie but goodie from Jay Smooth on 10 MLK quotes you probably haven’t seen.

Transcript after the jump thanks to commenter Guybrush Threepwood

We’re taking the day off from blogging for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and will be back tomorrow with regular posting. In the meantime, an oldie but goodie from Jay Smooth on 10 MLK quotes you probably ...