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It is an unfair generalization and a put-down not worthy of Boing Boing. coaxial replied to comment from Antinous/Moderator
The South, Barbour's comments and the put-down of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on civil rights laws and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell in his unrepentant praise of Confederate History Month still type the white South as a region that's still chock full of unreconstructed racists and religious and social bigots.
It was a very effective put-down, and some felt it turned the whole debate.
For several decades, and perhaps even now in some quarters, “Vas you dere, Charlie?” was a quick put-down for any skeptic in any situation.
My generation's first exposure to Agnes Moorehead wasn't her work for Orson Welles, but when she was well into her 60s and perfecting the waspish put-down of her daughter's attempts at domesticity on a weekly basis in Bewitched.
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