An email exchange:

Pam: WTF is wrong with McCain?!

Shakes Sis: McCain is a total asswipe. I can’t believe he’s endorsing this shitheel. Maybe he’s just feeling competitive with Bush and is seeing if he can get even LESS than 2% of the black vote.

Shakes Sis has the latest moral bungee jump by Bush-hugging 2008 Presidential wannabe John McCain, who is endorsing and attending fundraisers in Mobile, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Alabama for Lt. Governor GOP primary candidate George Wallace, Jr today. McCain calls him a “committed conservative reformer.”

I don’t have to tell you that Wallace is definitely his father’s son. Here’s a little detail on the kind of folks he holds in high esteem. (Southern Poverty Law Center):

The younger Wallace, whose official resum?Š boasts of an NAACP Freedom Award, opened up the first day of the annual national convention of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a group whose Web site has referred to blacks as “a retrograde species of humanity.” More than 100 delegates heard his speech, which went without any immediate coverage in the Alabama print or broadcast media.

“There is nothing hateful about those people I’ve seen.”

— George C. Wallace Jr., welcoming the delegates of the “uptown Klan”, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) to its convention.

…In the audience listening to Wallace were a number of leading white supremacists. They included Don Black, proprietor of, the most influential hate site on the Internet, and former Alabama grand dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; Jamie Kelso, right-hand man and Louisiana roommate of former Klan leader David Duke; Jared Taylor, editor of the neo-eugenicist American Renaissance magazine; Ed Fields, an aging white supremacist leader from Georgia; Alabama CCC leader Leonard “Flagpole” Wilson, who got his nickname shouting “Keep Bama white!” from atop a flagpole during University of Alabama race riots in 1956; and the CCC’s national leader, St. Louis personal injury lawyer Gordon Lee Baum…He said he welcomed the delegates and spoke about his family and conservative values.

Proud faces of the CCC’s racist Right: Don Black, David Duke and “assistant” Jamie Kelso, Jared Taylor, Gordon Lee Baum.

Well, John, I think your political team might take a look at its strategies. I know you’re trying to lock up the right winger vote, but this kind of maneuver almost guarantees moderates are going to question your sanity. It’s too late for the progressives. We think you need a padded cell. Have they seen the CCC “manifest”? (I’m not linking to it):

1) We believe the United States is a Christian country.

We believe that the United States of America is a Christian country, that its people are a Christian people, and that its government and public leaders at all levels must reflect Christian beliefs and values.

We therefore oppose all efforts to deny or weaken the Christian heritage of the United States, including the unconstitutional prohibitions of prayers and other religious expression in schools and other public institutions.

(2) We believe the United States is a European country and that Americans are part of the European people.

We believe that the United States derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and the European people and that the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character.

We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime.

We believe that illegal immigration must be stopped, if necessary by military force and placing troops on our national borders; that illegal aliens must be returned to their own countries; and that legal immigration must be severely restricted or halted through appropriate changes in our laws and policies.

We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.


Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding