Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack
Please tell me that you are NOT ignorant about Lee Atwater. The man even expressed remorse from his deathbed for his antics.
Lee Atwater's sleazy tactics do not excuse similar ones by The Nation. Or perhaps you don't care about what The Nation did because you agree with the magazine? If that is the case remember "No one who throws mud has clean hands."

I could have pulled Lee Atwater's speech or a transcript from any of a thousand sources.
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Ed Rollins, however, stated in the 2008 documentary Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, that "[Atwater] was telling this story about how a Living Bible was what was giving him faith and I said to Mary [Matalin], 'I really, sincerely hope that he found peace.' She said, 'Ed, when we were cleaning up his things afterwards, the Bible was still wrapped in the cellophane and had never been taken out of the package', which just told you everything there was. He was spinning right to the end."
"The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals" DVD