Wednesday, January 17, 2007

"Negro caucus"? Say what?

Someone in Montana thinks it's the 1950s.

Journalists don’t know the meaning of a “holiday.” No matter whether it’s Christmas or Easter, there’s some lonely reporter pumping out copy for tomorrow’s newspaper. But roaming the halls of the Capitol, I’ve heard more than one disgruntled comment about Montana’s Legislature working on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday

“No one in the Negro caucus objected,” Senate Minority Leader Corey Stapleton joked.
(Uh, for those that don’t know, there are no black lawmakers in Montana.)

Negro caucus. SIGH. (Via Daily Kos.)