Editor says, what if America had voted Strom Thurmond for President in 1948? And fifty-five years later his illegitimate black daughter spoke up for African-Americans? Please note that the views and opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the Editor's. Content has been extensively repurposed from Wikipedia and CNN. This article is part of the Beasts thread.
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Editor says, on December 10, 2002 Incoming Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott issued a written apology over his comment that the United States would have avoided "all these problems" if then-segregationist Strom Thurmond had been elected president in 1948. "A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embraced the discarded policies of the past," Lott said. "Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."Lott, R-Mississippi, made the comment Thursday on Capitol Hill during a 100th birthday celebration for Thurmond, who was retiring the next month after nearly 48 years in the Senate (Source - CNN). Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.