DATE: 1/27/2005 08:45:00 AM
The Truth Hurts, Doesn't It? - Oliver Willis, an increasingly shrill blogger, is whining that the big bad Republicans are bringing up Senator Robert Byrd's...er...unfortunate past as a Grand Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan. He's flailing about, trying to convince all of us that it's all a RIGHT WING PLOT because everyone's come to the same conclusion and the talking points just seem too conveeenient.
He accuses those who bring it up of being on the take. By the way, Oliver Willis is an employee of an organization funded by megarich white guy George Soros. You know, the guy who wasted (heh) millions to defeat Bush?
Anyway, Willis is angry that some of his heroes have feet of clay and is taking the side of a former Klansman over an African-American woman, simply because the woman in question happens to be a Republican. He can't seem to face the fact that Byrd has a racist past. Sure, Byrd "repudiated" his beliefs, but that didn't stop him from opposing the nominations of Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas and now Condoleeza Rice. I guess actions really do speak louder than words.
Willis calls Glenn Reynolds and others who bring up this point a "gang of tools."