In case you haven't yet plugged into Liberal Media Elite, they're commenting on the news about Al Sharpton's lineal connection to Strom Thurmond's family, which did seem to get around. This quote from the story in particular set Bill off:
Some of Thurmond’s relatives said the connection also came as a surprise to them. A niece, Ellen Senter, said she would speak with Sharpton if he were interested.
“I doubt you can find many native South Carolinians today whose family, if you traced them back far enough, didn’t own slaves,” said Senter, 61, of Columbia, S.C. She added: “And it is wonderful that (Sharpton) was able to become what he is in spite of what his forefather was.”
As I commented over there, I'm not sure Senter's statement is racist. It may be wonderfully arch. After all, Sharpton's "forefather" was a white slave owner.
[In one day, I've linked to two posts that contain c*ss words. No wonder Michael Brodkorb is considered by the media to be a reliable source of political and cultural insight instead of me...]