I wonder if any of Al Sharpton ancestors were ever lynched by any of the fellow Klansmen of Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV).Or is it only Republicans? :)
Mike,As crudely and ham-fisted your approach to twist this story into apartisan replublican vs.democrat issue, that is so not the point. Rafi was relaying a news release that was about two famous figures on opposite ends of the political spectrum which is interesting and ironic. If the geneologists had found a link and the new york post had publicised the story of being between a democrat's lineage and al sharpton's why is it I doubt you would ask, is it only democrats?Can't we just enjoy an interesting discovery without having to twist it around in order to protect your team?
It is kind of wacky.
I am not going to get involved in this. I only wanted to point out an ironic story, not criticize anyone involved (or not involved)
Dan, relax.I was trying to make a small joke out of it; I don't think that either Strom Thurmond or Robert Byrd currently profess any racially offensive views publically (well, Thurmond isn't professing _anything_ these days, but as of 2003), and thus, I agree that it's somewhat ironic. I was also wondering if a similar irony would exist on the other side of the aisle.Politics and positions from 50 years ago often have very little to do with modern opinions; all the more so a fact that this that was over a hundred years ago, and involved relatives. Perhaps I needed another :) at the end of my message...
oh, and I did laugh when I first saw it. I do enjoy the irony, especially seeing as how I'm not _that_ concerned with American politics these days (except for those that affect either influences on my security here in E"Y, or those that affect my taxes...)
Sorry. I was in a rotten mood when I replied. And it doesn't help that polotics have become so partisan and rancerous that I get easily frustrated on the subject.:-):-):-)