Byrd rising from the ashes


Not a phoenix, but KKK kleagle Robert Byrd, who, as our friend Don Surber points out, rose from the ashes of burning crosses to first win election to Congress in 1952. In that year, six blacks were lynched.

Don can write up a storm — read the column. We are looking forward to the national media discovering Don (which they are slowly doing), and seeing him do guest shots on Hannity & Colmes, as the premier student of the career of Robert Byrd.

Thomas Lifson   6 9 05