our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2012/09/03

Atwater and Rove. Now there's a movie: These children of tragedy as they found their way up the ladder and the darkness they brought with them

Lee Atwater. Amazingly important figure in the mix of what has brought us so much misery.


Frontline did a tremendous job with Boogie Man http://www.boogiemanfilm.com/ displaying the range of attitudes -- from the Brahman Bush whose boots Atwater licked, to Joe Conason's clear focus, to Southern good old boys made to feel like trash, to the current Atwater-admiring McPalin advisor -- that tells us how the influence lives on.

(Watch Boogie Man on Hulu here.)

Atwater and Rove. Now there's a movie to be made! These children of tragedy as they find their way up the ladder and the darkness they brought with them.

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from "Bad Boy" *The Life and Politics of Lee Atwater*By John Brady

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