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Liberal Bigotry, Louisiana Politics And the New York Times

Michelle Malkin has an interesting column in TownHall this morning. Hers usually are, of course, but this one extends a discussion I’d started about liberals and racism…. their own, that is.

“On Oct. 12, Times editorial writer Adam Cohen penned a hit piece masquerading as a profile of Bobby Jindal, the remarkable Republican gubernatorial candidate in Louisiana. Cohen began by noting that while Jindal’s primary night victory celebration the previous weekend was attended by a diverse mix of whites and Indian-Americans, “there was scarcely a black reveler there.”

How many “black revelers” were in attendance at Democratic rival Kathleen Blanco’s election night gathering, Cohen did not see fit to print.

Cohen sneered at Jindal’s “almost freakishly impressive resume.” At 32, the GOP Rhodes Scholar has already turned around Louisiana’s bankrupt Medicaid program as secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Hospitals; raised graduation rates, retention and private donations as president of the University of Louisiana system; and served as a senior health policy adviser in the Bush administration.

If a young, minority Democrat candidate possessed such a striking record, Cohen almost assuredly would have described it as “extraordinary” or “prodigious.” But since the resume belongs to a conservative who happens to be pro-life, pro-school choice, pro-gun rights and pro-free market, “freakish” is what came to Cohen’s narrow mind.”

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