Ed Driscoll

Whistling Dixie

The Professor looks at the Confederate angle in the George Allen/James Webb race in Virginia.

One of my most popular posts in 2005 (I kept finding people linking to it in the stats throughout the year) was a throwaway item I wrote on Christmas Eve of 2004 on the controversy of the Confederate flag on the top of the General Lee in the 2005 big screen remake of The Dukes of Hazzard. On the surface, it seemed trivial, but as Glenn notes, critics of Senator Allen are complaining about his Confederate Flag pin…that he wore in high school, forty years ago.