Monday, June 28, 2010
It seems most are interested in dredging up his 1930's membership in the KKK,and railing on about that (never mind that in that time period 80-90% of white men living anywhere south of Ohio belonged to the KKK, just like they belonged to the Kiwanis or the Elks).
I prefer to concentrate on Senator Robert Byrd's realization that many of the attitudes he was raised with and taught to accept were, in fact, horribly wrong.
I prefer to acknowledge that he spent the last 40 years of his life trying to compensate for earlier affronts and mistakes.
And more than anything, I prefer to remember him as one of the lone Democrats who stood up against an arrogant, misguided, power-mad president determined to wage war with anyone who crossed him.