Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 217/365 End of An Era

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.