May 18, 2009

Keep It Classy, AZ

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Arizona State Snubs Obama
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I spent some happy hours on the ASU campus at debate tournaments, summer classes, performances at Grady Gammage, and stealth raids of the music library; and my mom got a graduate degree there back in the '60s (not to mention, my birth parents met there, if memory serves). But to put its recent snub of Obama in context, it's worth recalling that my home state is also the place where, in 1986, Gov. Ev Mecham's first act in office was to rescind the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. And so, yet again, I feel the Arizona heat--of shame.

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