This may come as news to the President, if he ever reads this, but slavery was, in fact, legal in 1857 when the Dred Scott case was decided.
What was Bush thinking by bringing this up? That he'd boost his support amongst blacks by coming out against slavery? That people will now compare him favorably with that lousy one-term president, James Buchanan? That the citizens of St. Louis would appreciate the reference to an historic moment in their city's history?
Whatever the reason, it doesn't reflect well on the President.Posted by robe0419 at October 9, 2004 10:17 AM | TrackBack