I’m not positive this is the dumbest quote I’ve ever read, but it’s certainly in my top five:
…The 61-year-old Spurrier, who grew up in east Tennessee, said he did not know anyone in South Carolina who was in favor of flying the flag, “but I guess there’s a lot out there somewhere.”
Don Gordon is one of them.
Gordon, a state officer with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said Spurrier’s call for the removal of the flag was “the moral equivalent of calling our ancestors ‘nappy-headed hos.’” [Emphasis added.]
Hmm… makes you wonder what this rocket scientist said when he saw neo-Nazi skinheads and others of that ilk appropriate symbols of his heritage for their purposes.
My bet is not much.