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Monday, October 10, 2005


Haley Barbour - Playing Both Sides

Haley Barbour & white supremacist CCC

The Memphis Commercial Appeal had an article today (10/10/05) about Haley Barbour being mentioned more frequently as a contender for the 2008 Republican nomination for president. Then a good friend turned up the 2003 article below about Barbour and the white supremacist Council of Conservatives (first known as the White Citizens Councils).

October 21, 2003
Barbour links himself to CCC by not acting
By Eric Stringfellow
The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi

Haley Barbour plans to keep his picture on the Council of Conservatives Citizen's Web site.Disappointing but not surprising.

Barbour, the GOP nominee for governor, said that asking for his picture's removal would set an irksome precedent.

"Once you start down the slippery slope of saying, 'That person can't be for me,' then where do you stop?"

Barbour said of his association with the CCC, a St. Louis-based group that has defended racism, attacked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and praised Nazi Germany."Old segregationists? Former Ku Klux Klan like (Sen.) Robert Byrd, D-W. Va? You know. Once your get into that, you spend your time doing nothing else," Barbour told the Associated Press last Thursday.

Barbour's logic is wrong. The path to the high ground is never a slippery slope. It always features solid footing, but unfortunately it has been the road less traveled during the 2003 election.However, that's a story for another day.

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