Monday, January 3, 2011

Rep. Bobby Shows: “I am here to be a white conservative Republican.”

Last Tuesday, Representative Bobby Shows (R-Ellisville) made his long anticipated switch to the Republican Party. The ensuing press conference, staged at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson, had all the makings of a typical media event until Rep. Shows announced, “I am here to be a white conservative Republican.” As noted in the Republican blog Majority in Mississippi, this was a strange choice of words, particularly given the dust-up over Governor Barbour’s remarks on race in a recent issue of The Weekly Standard.

Majority in Mississippi, the first folks to offer a full throated defense of Governor Barbour, try the same rehabilitation of Rep. Shows using arcane statistics. Their stat line was picked up by Rep. Greg Snowden (R-Meridian) on his Twitter feed.

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