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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:51 AM
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Robert Byrd prepares autobiography
http://www.dailymail.com/news/News/200501116 /

Sen. Robert Byrd's autobiography will be released this summer, and West Virginia's old-school orator and senior statesman hopes his story will inspire others to consider public service.

"Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields'' chronicles the 87-year-old Democrat's life from his boyhood to his election in 2000, when he won an eighth term in the U.S. Senate.

The 700-page tome will sell for $35 in hardback when it's released June 15, said Patrick Conner, director of the West Virginia University Press.

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:56 AM
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1. That's goig to be an interesting one.
I'll definitely buy it. He has been a colorful character.
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cruadin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:59 AM
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2. It will be interesting to see how he handles his membership...
in the KKK.
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HerbieHeadhunter Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:06 AM
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4. Or his comments against MLK....
and the Vietnam war protest. I was watching a shown on MLK on PBS last night....they showed cliips of Bird strongly criticizing MLK and the civil rights march. It was chilling to watch.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:07 AM
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5. he isn't too fond of gay folks either. n/t
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:32 AM
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10. Don't forget athiests
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:05 AM
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3. while you're waiting, check out his current book
LOSING AMERICA

just scathing on the * administration. and, as a bonus, you get the full texts of a number of his key senate speeches.

IMHO, one of the absolute BEST of the bush-bashing canon!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:16 AM
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6. byrd has recanted his racist past
something strom thurmond never made an attempt at, contrary to what joe biden would have you believe
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:21 AM
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8. That makes his story that much more powerful.
A story that chronicles a man's evolution from where he started ideologically to where thinking and education led him is a hopeful story for all of America.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:29 AM
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9. exactly
something beyond hannity's understanding when he constantly refers to him as robert "kkk" byrd
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:17 AM
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7. setting the stage for a retirement?
he will be pushing 90 in the '06 election and the GOP is targeting him for a negative ad blitz unprecedented in WV politics
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