David Duke, the former Louisiana lawmaker, white supremacist and Klu Klux Klan leader, has been arrested in Cologne, Germany, according to multiple news reports.What was he doing? We'll leave that for you to decide.
Duke was reportedly scheduled to speak to a right-wing nationalist group, before German authorities arrested him.David was featured prominently in the gubernatorial election of 1991, where he made the run-off ticket against Edwin Edwards. We had the opportunity to choose between a crook and a racist for Governor. As our long-time political pundit, John Maginnis said,
Strychnine or arsenic, Louisiana? Pick your poison. That's about the only way to look at the state's gubernatorial race, which took on a noxious taint last week when former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke began battling roguish ex-Governor Edwin Edwards for the keys to the executive mansion. The campaign threatens to bare the cantankerous soul of a state that is often derided as America's banana republic, a Third World realm of corrupt and crazy politicians, wild parties and bizarre customs. Yet even Louisiana has never seen anything this weird. Says John Maginnis, publisher of the Louisiana Political ReviewFor the record, we chose the crook, who was eventually indicted, convicted, and sent off to the federal hoosegow.
Edwards is out, and David is back in the news. It almost seems like old times.