Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Nifong Rationalizes His Statements
Nifong, somewhat better prepped than he was in his deposition, providing his excuses for the preprimary publicity barrage. As Doug Brocker asked, “Describing what had happened to date as a stonewall of silence, how would that have helped people come forward?” And, moreover, how exactly did Nifong think that his making racially inflammatory statements would cool racial passions? In an interesting slip of the tongue, Nifong describes himself as the "elected district attorney" when he made the statements--although, of course, at that time, he was merely the appointed DA.