The Bushes & 95 Congresspeeps in ONE small Southern town??
The Mind Boggles.
From the Montgomery Advertiser:
WASHINGTON – The entire first family will be in Selma on March 7 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 voting rights marches.
President Barack Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, will make the trip “to pay tribute not just as a president or a first lady or as African-Americans, but as Americans — to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.”
Obama will be joined by former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and at least 95 members of Congress.
“President and Mrs. Bush believe it’s important to honor such a seminal date in the history of human dignity and human rights,” said Freddy Ford, a spokesman for the former president.
Obama, in a White House event Thursday celebrating Black History Month, said the Selma event will honor “the legends and the giants of the civil rights movement,” including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia.
It will also honor “the countless American heroes whose names aren’t in the history books, that aren’t etched on marble somewhere — ordinary men and women from all corners of this nation, all walks of life, black and white, rich and poor, students, scholars, maids, ministers — all who marched and who sang and organized to change this country for the better,” Obama said.
Details of the March 7 event have not been announced.
But chaos, pandemonium and a shortage of good barbecue are expected . . . .
And I’ll be there, blog in hand.