Roger L. Simon

For the Byrd(s)

If I had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan, I would have been so ashamed of myself I would have spent the rest of my life cleaning out toilets for Third World orphanages or some such. But then I can’t imagine having joined anything as wretched as the Klan, so maybe I would have ended up a self-righteous bloviator in the US Sentate. Virtually my entire adult life Robert Byrd has been in the US Senate and virtually every time I hear him speak my skin crawls, thinking of what he did. When I hear the press praise him as a great statesman, I want to throw up. Some things are just unforgiveable to me, like being a Klansman or a Concentration Camp Guard. (Sorry, I’m not a Christian. I don’t forgive such things.) So the spectacle of this man criticizing anybody on their values is anathema to me, but the spectacle of him lecturing a black woman is just sick. It is also incomprehensible that the Democrats would let him do it.