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Thursday, October 02, 2003

McNabb/Limbaugh: McNabb nicely soft-pedals his response to Limbaugh's comments. But wouldn't it have been great to hear him respond, in the manner of Cleavon Little, "To tell the family secret, my great-grandmother was Dutch."

More: There is a surprisingly frank discussion on this over at National Review's Corner. This one in particular, from NY Post editorialist (and fellow alumnus) Robert George, caught my attention:

He did what what we hate in liberals: Gratuitously introducing race in a discussion where it doesn't belong. McNabb may be overrrated or he may not be. Some columnists have compared his first few years' stats favorably with John Elway. Others suggest that he makes poor decisions and doesn't have great arm strength. That is not the question here. The issue is whether there is some media reticence to call him overrated because he is black. Limbaugh introduced this element with no supporting evidence (the NFL's idiotic minority-hiring policy is a separate issue).
Well said.

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