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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal can't take sides against racists.
Controversy, down in Georgia!
Gov. Nathan Deal won't take sides in the controversy over some Wilcox County teens' efforts to integrate their prom.

By email, his spokesman, Brian Robinson, said Deal would have no response to a liberal group's call for state officials, including the governor to speak out.

He wrote, "This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we're not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt."

That "silly publicity stunt" is supporting students in Wilcox County who are calling for abolition of a private whites-only prom and replacing it with a school-sanctioned integrated one.

Kind of a no-brainer, right? But Deal doesn't want to "take sides". On one side we have unreconstructed racists. On the other, we have kids begging for a more enlightened, tolerant policy.

Two sides. Who would want to pick one? Not a Republican, that's who. Even in 2013.

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Originally posted to kos on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:56 AM PDT.

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