Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Uncle Tom's Crabbin'

Tom Tancredo makes news wherever he goes — particularly when he's not precisely sure where he's going to wind up. On his swing through South Carolina this past weekend, Colorado's controversial congressman found himself standing behind a podium draped with the Confederate battle flag, addressing the League of the South and members of like-minded groups, including the Sons of Confederate Veterans, with refreshments provided by Maurice Bessinger's Piggy Park.

This report from the Intelligence Project offers the gory details. To read the original invitation, click here.-- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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