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Dear Governor, the N.Y. Times says you are wrong

In a correction that ran in today's paper, the N.Y. Times states that last week Gov. Charlie Crist attributed a quote to philosopher Edmund Burke, when in fact the quotation does not appear in his writings and its author is unknown. The expression Crist attributed to Burke was "All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing." Crist made the statement in response to the Florida Legislature's decision to apologize for slavery.

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a

What does a google seach show?

Repubtallygirl

CC proves he is more of an idiot everyday.

red

The NY Times is straining at the gnat and swallowing the camel. Years of evolution have changed the original statement, which was Burke's, into this commonly accepted one, which was not. But given the Times' own glaring distortions and inaccuracies on a wide variety of subjects, they need to, as my mother would have said, tend to their own knitting.

Reptallygirl,

Yes... but he is much smarter than Jeb Bush!

Vince

It looks like that Eco-Charlie is the victim of the pedantic ruminations of the NY Times- the quote is a basically a paraphrase of Burke's original quote. One would think the Governor would have been given a pass by the the Times, as he's been such a staunch supporter of the nonsensical liberalism (man-made global warming, votes for convicted felons, reparations for slavery, silly eco-initiatives, etc.) that they regularly champion.

Leatherneck

Actually, it wasn't Edmund Burke who made that statement. It was his wife, Billie Burke who played the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Frankly Scarlet..

Leatherneck

Actually, it wasn't Edmund Burke who made that statement. It was his wife, Billie Burke who played the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Frankly Scarlet..

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