A Federal Sesquicentennial Commission After All?

In the category of “Better Late than Never … Maybe,” news comes that Senators Jim Webb (D-Va) and Mary Landrieu (D-La) have reintroduced legislation to establish a Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

Although there have been demands for such a commission from some corners, I wonder whether at this point such a commission would really add very much to the commemoration (as opposed to a few more lines on some people’s resumes).  By the time such a commission gets going, it may find itself in the position of following and improvising instead of leading anything.

3 thoughts on “A Federal Sesquicentennial Commission After All?

  1. Al Mackey March 26, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Hmmm. I didn’t know Webb had switched parties. ; )

  2. Jeffry Burden March 26, 2011 / 9:16 pm

    At this late point, they might be able to gear up in time to provide some guidance for the Appomattox commemoration.

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