A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Friday, November 11, 2005

If the Sheet Fits . . .

Should the party that houses Robert "Sheets" Byrd really complain about something like this?

AP: Mass. Democrats Angered by 'KKK' Joke---

BOSTON - Gov. Mitt Romney was introduced at a Washington luncheon as the head of a state run by the "modern-day KKK ... the Kennedy-Kerry Klan," drawing rebukes from Democrats and Romney himself.

The comment was made by Gerald Walpin, a New Yorker who is a board member at the conservative law group the Federalist Society, where Romney spoke Thursday.

"Today when most of the country thinks of who controls Massachusetts, I think the modern-day KKK comes to mind — the Kennedy-Kerry Klan," Walpin said, according to Keith Appell, a GOP consultant who works for the Federalist Society.
I did a search on Yahoo for Robert "Sheets" Byrd, and here are the first 2 of the 370,000 results I got:

1. Senator Robert C. Byrd
official site for the Democratic senator from West Virginia.
Category: West Virginia > Senator Robert C. Byrd

2. Wikipedia: Robert Byrd
hyperlinked biography of the U.S. Senator from West Virginia. Byrd is the oldest member of the congress and has served in the Senate since 1959.
Category: West Virginia > Senator Robert C. Byrd

The Democrats were the party of Segregation, not the Republicans. It was a Republican President who waged the War Between the States. People like Strom Thurmond, who were segregationists, were DEMOCRATS at the time.

If the Sheet fits . . .