Silver Lining

The Hill reports that Jesse Jackson may not speak at this year’s Democratic Convention. Good Lord, I should hope not, given Jackson’s statement that he would like to “cut the nuts off” the Democrats’ nominee!

What is remarkable, and I had not realized, is that Jesse Jackson has spoken at every Democratic Convention since 1984–six in a row. It seems unlikely that anyone else in American history can claim that distinction. It is a sign of progress, I guess, that the Democrats “may” no longer see a need to accord this honor to Jackson, about whom the best one can say is that he is not as bad as Al Sharpton.

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