SO I SEE THIS HEADLINE and it reads “Rep. Poe Quotes Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard On House Floor.”

Big deal, I think: Everybody quotes Robert Byrd eventually. Then I find out it’s about quoting Nathan Bedford Forrest. Well, he knew more about military matters than Byrd, anyway. The whole stink is one of the most contrived in recent memory, which is saying a lot. Come on, guys. You can come up with better cheap shots than that.

UPDATE: Or maybe it’s just an effort to distract attention from Al Sharpton’s latest bigotry: