Wednesday, April 27, 2005


YRHT and Yat Pundit both note "Justice Sunday," featuring headliner Bill "I'd-strangle-a-cat-if-it'd-get-me-elected-president" Frist sucking up to the religious right (perceived as the essential first step for any Rethuglican hoping to take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue come 2009).

The event was sponsored by the Family Research Council, headed by the Gret Stet's own Tony Perkins, a Woody Jenkins protege. Yat Pundit links to a Nation article with more on Tony:

Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,000 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate [Jenkins] for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.

So, the KKK apparently evolved into the CCC (and to think most of those types are ANTI evolution). The Jenkins angle likewise is interesting--back in the 1980's, Woody was running one of the larger private aid organizations assisting the contras terrorists in Nicaragua. In other words, Perkins manages to bridge the gap between avowed racists AND vicious terrorists.

I guess that's why the conservative power brokers like him so much.

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