Today in Historical Revisionism

The latest in Republican crazy is coming out in Virginia, where Gov. Bob McDonnell (who gave the Republican response to the State of the Union) has just proclaimed Confederate History Month… without any references to slavery. And then, when pushed on it, McDonnell was quoted as saying that he didn’t believe slavery was “significant” enough to be included in his proclamation. Politically stupid? Check. Historically dishonest? Double check. Morally offensive? You betcha. Keep it up, Bob, and you may just succeed in alienating every intelligent voter in your state.