By Tom Prezelski
Re-blogged from Rum, Romanism and Rebellion
Yesterday, I wrote here about how the Martin Luther King Jr. of the public imagination has been reduced into a cuddly Care Bear to make him palatable to the picket fence crowd, enabling movement conservatives claim his legacy by forgetting nearly everything he stood for. In fairness, I was not the only one who did so, Salon’s Joan Walsh said more or less the same thing, in a beautiful case of great minds thinking alike.
It was only later that day that I read that Governor Jan Brewer had issued a call for Arizonans to ring bells in honor of the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington.
Old timers may remember that this is the same Jan Brewer who, as a State Senator, supported the notorious Governor Evan Mecham and voted against the MLK holiday twice.