August 6, 2020

Like the Three Stooges, but with Members of Congress


As the Marine Choir led the singing of “We Shall Overcome” in the Capitol Rotunda in commemoration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death 40 years ago, there was a most awkward moment of slapstick when civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis signaled his fellow officials how to link hands in order to sing the song. First he had to signal that they should do so and then he had to demonstrate how to do it while this choreographic train-wreck was captured by C-Span.

2 thoughts on “Like the Three Stooges, but with Members of Congress

  1. Must show my age because I wouldn’t know what to do or how to sing the song. I am still waiting for the day we memorialize Lincoln’s death in such a way.

  2. James,

    Are you suggesting that this is a zero-sum game? Should King be diminished in comparison to Lincoln or vice versa?

    By the way, this is the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth.

    How will your local schools honor him?

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