TAPPED takes Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review Online to task for mentioning Sen. Robert Byrd's efforts to delay the confirmation vote of Condleeza Rice. They call it a variation on the "conservo-race card".
One semi-obvious point. If you can't tweak a former GRAND SWIZZLE-STICK OF THE KU KLUX KRUNKIN' KLAN over a point of racial politics, who CAN you?
There is much good to say about Robert Byrd, but sometimes, taking the cheap shot is a moral imperative. The other side rarely misses the chance to bytch-slap Trent Lott or Strom Thurmond. It's only fair.