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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Party affiliation in the South

It's a proxy for just one thing. Witness Louisiana's most famous justice of the peace. He was first elected in 1975 as a Democrat. The first Republican president freed the slaves, and the entire region voted Democratic until the 1980's (though not for President after LBJ, with an exception made once for Carter). But today only one party is right for a man who doesn't believe in race mixing. It took him a while, but he switched his affiliation to Republican before the last election. Bardwell has, indeed, come home.

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