It takes a special kind of doofus to defend the late, red-baiting, list-waving Senator Joseph McCarthy – & Alabama has at least two of them working on our state's education policy. State Senator (and US House Candidate) Scott Beason & Talladega County Republican Party Chairman Danny Hubbard are either deliberately whitewashing history, totally clueless – or both.
Speaking to the Anniston Star recently, they had this to say:
McCarthy was right about most of the people he accused, Beason claims.
“So we're comparing the McCarthy investigations of the 1950s, in which he turned out to be right, with the Salem witch hunts,” Beason said.
Hubbard put some of the flags in Beason's textbook. He said he didn't flag “The Crucible,” but he thinks Beason was right to do so. Joe McCarthy, he said, was right.
“Now that all the records are out, it's clear that McCarthy didn't go far enough,” he said.