Friday, April 09, 2010
Here is a PR flap that could have been avoided. The governor of Virginia puts out a proclamation honoring Confederate History month and forgets to mention slavery, the failure that doomed the Confederacy. It is as if the Confederacy was a golden ante-bellum era of ladies with parasols and gents with cutaway coats. Of course, he should have known better, especially since the seat of the Confederacy was in Richmond. So, he issued an addendum to the proclamation condemning slavery but the damage was done. Maybe he will get it right the next time.