In her column today, Mona Charen recalls the shameful and disgusting treatment that the Democrats meted out to a good man, Judge Charles Pickering. And that reminded me of one of my favorite lines of all time. It came from Charles Evers, brother of the slain civil-rights hero Medgar Evers. He was talking about sentiment in their home state, Mississippi: “The NAACP and the Klan are the only two organizations that are against him down here.”
When I quoted that in a December 2004 column, I said, “I swear, I will love that for the rest of my life.” It’s true.