Monday, June 28, 2010


Farewell, Robert Byrd, who proved that if you live long enough, you can change for the better--from active filibustering against civil rights to active support for Obama, from support of the war in Vietnam to virulent disapproval of the war in Iraq. His is a cautionary tale about the company you keep: No matter what nice things they find to say about you, they're still going to spend several paragraphs on your connection to the Klan.

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