So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
The good news is that the past involvement of Robert Byrd in the Ku Klux Klan was not papered over in most of the obits we saw today. People stumble over themselves to not tell the bad with the good at times like these — it’s refreshing to see that shelved here, for it does tell part of the story that’s worth hearing.
The bad news is that there wasn’t a loop of Byrd’s speeches from the October 2002 debate on the Iraq War resolution. Not snippets here and there, but long-form, unedited. Of course, he totally nailed it — and if there is a God, He’d whisper Byrd’s speeches in Cheney’s ear when he is breathing his last.
The worst news? There wasn’t enough of this — which, to be truthful, is chock full o’AWESOME.
Safe travels, Senator.