KKK DONE FOR?
It's been a long, hot weekend here in L.A., although everyone's spirits should be lifted by the good news coming out of Connecticut, where Lieberman's campaign is sputtering to a dismal finish-- which will also be a dismal finish to what has turned into a thoroughly out-of-touch Insider political career. Jane's got all the best and the latest on the Lamont campaign.
Let me end the day, at least tentatively, on a light note. My friends Rickie and Lee sent me a cute blurb about the KKK that they asked me to share.
Pulaski, Tennessee-- The Ku Klux Klan officially disbanded today claiming that the Republican Party has co-opted all of their ideas concerning race, immigration and religion and that there was no longer any need for their existence.
In a jubilant and sometimes rowdy ceremony, Grand Wizard Floyd T-Bone Perkins said, "We consider it a measure of our success that the Republicans have picked up our torch and carried it across the entire country. We were especially pleased with what the Republicans did in Florida in the elections of 2000. The way they kept the coloreds from voting was awe inspiring. And then they did the same thing in Ohio in 2004. Hell, their techniques were a whole lot better than ours. You might say, they learned from us and did us one better. But, that said, the most important thing is that the Republican Party has restored the country to what it is meant to be, a white Christian nation."
Most Klan members present supported the move to disband the KKK and said that they had felt welcome in the Republican Party for a long time. White House spokesperson Tony Snow was unavailable for comment.