Oh yeah, he also happened to be a Democrat United States Senator. I’m sorry I didn’t mention that first, but since being a leader of the Ku Klux Klan seems to be his crowning achievement in life I figured I’d lead with that. It’s kind of hard to shake that past and it can only be done if you are a liberal Democrat for whom all transgressions are wiped away the minute you say “I do.” Since Byrd was a Democrat his racist past will be buried in his death announcement.
I feel I should fill in some of the facts the MSM will invariably leave out. The attention around his death will focus squarely on his championing of liberal causes. No one will miss Byrd’s bloviating in the Senate. Unfortunately, he will not get the same treatment or scrutiny a conservative with his past would because there are NO conservatives with his past.