Give credit where credit is due.
At first the Virginia Flaggers announced their plans to flag Washington & Lee University in September. They claimed they weren’t quite ready to use the ultimate weapon in their arsenal: besides, they needed to find out more about bathroom facilities.
Their words, not mine.
Then came word that other Confederate heritage groups were preparing to make a big splash at Washington & Lee next weekend. This appears to have taken the Flaggers by surprise: not only were they to lose their pride of place in the Old Dominion, but someone was aiming to get more publicity and credit.
You know how these things go.
It was left to one particularly courageous Flagger — no, not Susan Hathaway, silly … and not Norwood “Tripp” Lewis, either — to rush over to Lexington disguised as a beach bum or a fan of the Grateful Dead to hoist the Confederate battle flag at a corner of campus.
“We never step onto the sidewalk until we have covered all of our bases and have all needed resources lined up and available.” Check. I guess that’s why Grayson’s on the grass.