Jeppie getting a pat on the back by his brother, Mississippi governor, Haley Barbour

*Some elders used to say that when a white man speaks of peace, he’s talking about resting his foot on your neck.  He’s still and you’re still, so there’s peace.

This is sort of how Mississippi’s governor remembers his wonderful childhood in Mayberry…also known as Yazoo city.  That’s right! Yazoo city is the name of his hometown. I thought I’d better be clear because there may be trouble indicating which one sounds funniest, especially since we’re getting ready to touch on racist territory.

Haley Barbour has been thought of as the Presidential hopeful for 2012, but now that his flowery depiction of a racist organization called the “Citizens’ Council” has hit the press (more…)