Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert Byrd 1917 -2010

The Lion of the Senate is dead. The West Virginian served longer in the US Congress - 6 years in the House of Representatives, 51 years in the Senate - than anyone else in the history of the Republic. During his tenure, he did much that was admirable but I personally find it difficult to forget that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and that he opposed the landmark Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s.

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