Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Whether by conscience or politics, thanks for apology

Whether by conscience or politics, thanks for apology: "We're glad that one senator from Texas will be on the record supporting the U.S. Senate's apology for failing to pass anti-lynching laws that might have spared thousands of African Americans from mob violence.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who withheld her name from the historic resolution earlier this month, now has signed it. To that we say, better late than not at all to Texas' Republican senior senator.

It is disheartening that 10 senators — including Texas' junior senator, John Cornyn, also a Republican — still have not formally supported the apology. The resolution should have carried the names of all 100 senators. Apparently, some senators think it would not make for good politics at home to have their names on the resolution. What a shame."


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