01/18/2006 04:52 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Masters Of Plantation Analogies (And Plantations)

plantation.jpg "Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can Do About It" is the title of black right-winger Star Parker's most notable book. If you missed the Cato Institute event promoting Parker's book, or you didn't tune in to Focus on the Family this Martin Luther King Jr. Day when James Dobson dedicated his entire show to a speech by Parker attacking "entitlement programs" for the poor, you probably won't understand her plantation reference. Meet me on Trent Lott's porch and I'll tell you all about it. Or just ask John McCain's South Carolina spokesman to fill you in. You know what I'm talking about.