Read this short letter from the director of Mississippi's Sovereignty Commission to the state's governor and lieutenant governor. Note the pride with which the letter-writer describes the way "agitators" and "native Negroes" were separated at demonstrations -- which made it easier to film the protesting blacks. Note the lieutenant governor's name: Carroll Gartin.
Carroll Gartin was Charles Pickering's law partner.
Last year, Clarence Page pointed out that at his Juidiciary Committee hearing last year "Pickering also denied that former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin, who was Pickering's law partner from 1961 to 1971, was a segregationist. But Pickering changed that tune when Durbin waved copies of an old campaign ad. It showed Gartin waving a pen with which, he declares in the ad, he 'will veto any effort to weaken our defenses around our Southern way of life.' "
They impeached Clinton because he lied under oath about a couple of blowjobs.
Pickering did take an oath when he told the Judiciary Committee his onetime partner wasn't a seg, didn't he?
(Thanks, yet again, to Atrios for the Clarence Page link.)