Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Have you seen the photo of Haley Barbour -- the Republican who'll he'll probably be Mississippi's next governor -- at an event sponsored by the racist Council of Conservative Citizens? Here it is, on the CofCC's Web site (just to the right of the Confederate flag and a bit above the link to a multi-part essay called "In Defense of Racism").

Barbour used to be the chairman of the Republican National Committee. In 1999, one of Barbour's successors at the RNC said of the CofCC, "It appears this group does hold racist views." (I'll say. Here's a good rundown of the group's history.)

Barbour also, as the bio on his campaign Web site points out, "chaired the Bush for President Campaign Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C. He was one of ten members of Governor Bush’s National Presidential Exploratory Committee in 1999."

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