Friday, January 21, 2005



So, for the most part, Democrats are willing to yip and yap and even nip at the ankles of Condoleeza Rice, but they're pretty much all going to vote to confirm her. Keep in mind that she will be the face of America to the rest of the world in her role as Secretary of State, and if someone has a problem with her ideology, perhaps it'd be smart to put up a real fight rather than a brief diplay of, er, slight disagreement.

But one man will stand in her path. Who? That's right - ex-KKK-member-turned-Senator Robert Byrd, an embarassment to everything this country stands for.

If I gave a shit about the Democratic Party, I'd be deeply outraged that they couldn't somehow find a better way to protest Rice's nomination without being accused of excessive obstructionism (and since when is that an universally bad thing for an opposition strategy anyways?). But, hey, if the best they can put up is a bit of sassy talk from Barbara Boxer and an ex-Klansman throwing around his racist old bones on the floor of the Senate while opposing the nomination of a black woman, then perhaps it's all too clear why they find themselves in an ever-increasing minority in DC.

Just days after celebrating the truly awesome life of MLK, let's relish the words of Mr. Byrd himself, on the issue of desegregating the military:

"I should rather die a thousand times and see old glory trampled in the dirt
never to rise again than see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race
mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen of the wilds."

Ah, yes - the sound of freedom and equality. I would someday like the opportunity to personally urinate on every single person who's ever cast a vote for this man. Hopefully, I can secure sponsorship from Gatorade for such an event.

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