There is definitely something in that Buchanan bloodline. My guess? Inbreeding. Whatever the reason, Bay Buchanan is pure evil. You see, when a racist pleads guilty to the crimes he's accused of, it's the victim's fault. It's the media's fault for covering the story. Oh, and by the way...perhaps Bay should look to her dear old racist, xenophobic, ant-Semite brother and his extremist crusade against Judge Sotomoayor to blame, because he's probably what gained her little racist protegee a brighter spotlight than would have occurred otherwise.
From TPM's Brian Beutler:
Bay Buchanan has once again responded to critics of her karate chopping employee Marcus Epstein. This time, though, she's taken it to the website of the conservative magazine Human Events.
In the piece she acknowledges both that she knew all along about Epstein's crime and that she nonetheless kept him on staff at both of the anti-immigrant organizations which she chairs--facts which she more or less conceded when I interviewed her earlier this week.
She also writes this: "What happened next was a modern day lynching by a faceless, angry, ignorant mob who reveled in the collective assault on their victim."
She's not talking about a mob of masked white karate choppers, but rather of the bloggers and reporter who picked up on the story. Not exactly the metaphor I would have chosen given the facts of the case, but ok.
"They had wounded an adversary and drawn blood -- without pausing to ask how so talented a young man could have found himself in such a mess."