We don’t generally dip into the deep, colorful well of state and local politics, but this epic PR Fail was simply too good to pass up.
Two different Arkansas natives, each of whom hold public office and would like the voters in their districts to re-elect them this year, have made some very dubious statements about certain…elements of our country’s history.
State Representative Jon Hubbard, who’s running this year to represent District 58 again, has some great instincts when it comes to DIY PR: He wrote and self-published a book titled Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative that’s currently available for download on Amazon for $3.99. We have to admire anyone with the discipline to write a 236-page book without any sort of advance. Now let’s examine the quotes that have brought so much attention to this decorated Vietnam vet.
Here’s Hubbard on slavery:
“…the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.”
Hey, that’s not so bad, is it? Wonder what he thinks about segregation?