The Dillard Doctrine

Urban Conservative Commentary on Politics & Life

Judgment Calls

Did Perry, at any point, voice a sense of displeasure with the name and its use, and ask that something be done about it? Yes. Could he have done more than having the rock with the name painted and (supposedly) turned over? Also yes; a good sandblasting would’ve have resolved this. Did he give the  park the name himself? No; it existed well before his family acquired it. Is there anything else in his life, background, or political experience that suggests an inherent racism in the man himself? Not that’s been reported, and not that I could find in my research of him.

Given those things, is this story the cause to sink a man’s presidential campaign?

My latest for the New Journal and Guide deals with Gov. Perry’s rock “problem,” which I contend really isn’t a problem at all.

I grant that it’s a “historical” name (and by that, I mean that at one point, it was fairly common)…and I’m fully aware of the connotations that come with that specific name. Even with that, I can’t get to killing the man’s campaign over something that he had little to no control over.

Besides, his campaign seems to be doing quite well in sinking itself without this…

Advertisements

Written by Coby Dillard

October 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Posted in Editorials

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. This:
    “Besides, his campaign seems to be doing quite well in sinking itself without this…”
    …could have comprised your entire post.

    Aaron

    October 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  2. YOU CAN AND WILL ACHIVE WONDERFUL THINGS FOR NORFOLK BUT YOU
    NEED TO RETHINK YOUR THINKING ABOUT THAT “ROCK”…..

    ARABICA

    October 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: