Quote of the Day: Don’t Know Much About History

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From right-wing Texas State Board of Education member David Bradley, explaining who should be included in history books and who shouldn’t:

I am very reluctant to include persons who are still alive. By definition of “history,” you must be dead, because you never know when you might embarrass us later.

Actually, that might be the only sensible thing he has to say on the subject of history. I mean, look at Rand Paul. You just never know, do you?

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