“Martin Luther King fled the scene. He took to his heels and disappeared, leaving it to others to cope with the destructive forces he had helped to unleash. And I hope that well-meaning Negro leaders and individuals in the Negro community in Washington will now take a new look at this man who gets other people into trouble and then takes off like a scared rabbit.”
–Robert C. Byrd, Democratic Senator from West Virginia, by way of the Ku Klux Klan.
Here’s an audio clip of Byrd speaking the above quote. (It’s about 48 seconds in, if you want to skip Rush Limbaugh’s introduction.)