This is what Trent Lott is defending
From Boing Boing
Thurmond’s stump-speech video-clip.
“So, how inexcusable is it for Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott to have avowed his support for Strom Thurmond’s last presidential bid? Here’s clip from the Daily Show with an excerpt of one of Thurmond’s stump-speeches:
“What I want to tell you…Ladies and Gentlemen…That there’s not enough troops in the Army…to force the southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigger race into our theatres, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches.”Link (25.1MB QuickTime)