“We’ve all made mistakes.” That’s what Speaker of the House John Boehner has to say in justification of his decision to give a high leadership position in Congress to Steve Scalise. Yes, we have all made mistakes, but simply making a mistake isn’t the issue,
The big news of the day is that Congressman Steve Scalise has admitted attending a conference of white supremacists, and speaking as a featured at that conference. The conference was prominently organized by David Duke, who is well known as a neoNazi and KKK leader.
There we go reifying arbitrary distinctions again. If you look closely, it’s all different shades of brown.