June 28, 2010

SENATOR ROBERT BYRD has died.

UPDATE: More thoughts from West Virginian Don Surber. Also from Ed Driscoll, who notes Byrd’s “horrific past” with the Ku Klux Klan.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Off To That Great Klavern In The Sky.

And keep a list of hagiographers in the press who don’t mention Byrd’s Klan connection. Then we can cross-index with the Journolist membership when it comes out . . . .

MORE: Surber emails: “Thanks for the link. Byrd’s past is, um, white washed. West Virginians knew of it in 1952 and still elected him. And in 1964 they re-elected him after the vote against civil rights.”