April 15, 2004
CHRIS DODD HAS (SORT OF) APOLOGIZED FOR HIS REMARKS -- but interestingly the AP report doesn't report his actual words, just a rather sanitized version.
Just for the record, Dodd said that Sen. Byrd "would have been a great senator at any moment. He would have been right at the founding of this country. He would have been in the leadership crafting this Constitution. He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this Nation."
Some people were offended by the notion that a former Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan would have been good during the Civil War. Go figure. In a way, though, Dodd's apology does him more credit than it might have, since it took place after the storm of criticism had died down.