June 18, 2005

Wasn't he in the KKK?

I sometimes love reading various politcal blogs just to see the ridiculous ads that come up. Case in point: Talking Points Memo, the seriously lefty blog by the pretentiously named Joshua Micah Marshall is currently featuring an ad for the committee to re-elect Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia. This nifty animated ad end with a "Click here to support an American Hero".

Ummmm... isn't that stretching things a bit? For those who didn’t know, Byrd was at one time a Kleagle in the KKK -Kleagle being Klan-speak for recruiter. He’s also legendary in the Senate for his ability to bring the pork to his state, but that’s beside the point really.

Isn’t American Hero a little overstating things here?

Posted by Frinklin at June 18, 2005 09:48 PM
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