Friday, June 27, 2003

Strom Thurmond, dead at 100

He led a long life and, while it's sad for his family, I'm not sorry to see the old SOB go.

The current Republican leadership could learn a thing or two from him, though - especially by studying one of his all-time Senate records. In August of 1957, Thurmond singlehandedly filibustered for 24 hours and 18 minutes, speaking against passage of a civil rights bill. While the motivation was odious, Senator Frist might re-consider whether he really thinks the Senate's long history of filibustering is as unpatriotic as the Bushista's want you to belive.

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