May 01, 2008

Vince Fumo and Slavery

Longtime state senator and Philadelphia political boss Vince Fumo is in trouble for comments he made during a Senate hearing last week:

"What you are advocating here is that we take away the rights of a minority. And I don't think that's right," Fumo told Gilbert Coleman, Jr., senior pastor of Freedom Christian Bible Fellowship in Philadelphia, during the hearing. ". . . If we introduced a bill on slavery, it might pass. That doesn't make it right."
Fumo may be a corrupt, destructive criminal, but I think he deserves a pass here. Obviously, he's not calling for the reinstatement of slavery. He may have violated Godwin's Law- assuming it applies to slavery as well as Hitler- along with all the other laws he's violated, but I don't see what all the hubbub is about. More fake outrage, as usual.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 1, 2008 04:12 PM
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