On NPR was some guy blathering on about how the reign of AG Alberto Gonzalez had damaged the reputation of the American Hispanic community. He was hopeful, however, that maybe (just maybe) it would cause hispanics to not support politicians simply because the politicians was hispanic (although what he clearly meants was not support conservative politicians even if they’re hispanic). I thought it a rather odd comment from some one who was putatively against racism, since the objection was that Gonzalez was evil, not that supporting politicians purely for racial reasons was. Gonzalez was viewed as an unfortunate side effect of an otherwise reasonable system. Then the tag line at the end identified him as a contributor to the The Nation magazine”. Ah yes, one of those unfortunates whose world view would be destroyed by introspection.