Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fred Thompson on Rebecca Nurse

I followed a link from Instapundit to read Fred Thompson's thoughts on judges. It's not every day you see a politician citing genealogical information. I was quite impressed that he knew that Judge Southwick is a descendant of Rebecca Nurse. I just kind of laughed when I read that opening sentence:

You’ve probably never heard of Rebecca Nurse, but bear with me for a moment.


I, of course, knew Rebecca's story, as well as many of the other "Salem witches." (I use the quote marks because, as we all know, not all of those in the 1692 witch trials were from Salem.)

I agree with Fred's thoughts on Judge Southwick's nomination. It's time to put partisan politics behind us.

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