Friday, January 26, 2007

From the Savannah Morning News:

ATLANTA - With little fanfare or controversy, the [Georgia] House proclaimed 2007 as the "Year of Lee" in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee....

Resolutions saluting people pass the General Assembly almost daily without discussion or much notice, but those recognizing controversial figures usually trigger a debate. For example, last year, a measure commending Oscar-winning actress and Georgia resident Jane Fonda for her contributions to curbing teen pregnancy resulted in national headlines when lawmakers voted it down because of her protests during the Vietnam War.

So House Resolution 28 is noteworthy because of how little stir it caused when it passed unanimously Jan. 11....

Hey, how can you compare Jane Fonda and Robert E. Lee? Jane Fonda was a traitor! She was actively at war with this country! Not like Robert E. L... oh, wait, never mind.

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