Looks like Haley Barbour is on the Hot Seat Again

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    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has come under fire for failing to condemn efforts by the state's Sons of Confederate Veterans to institute a license plate commemorating Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Historically, Forrest has been both hailed for his military brilliance and condemned for his brutality both during and after the Civil War. The general infamously slaughtered black Union troops that surrendered at Fort Pillow Tennessee in 1864 and became a Grand Wizard in the KKK after the war ended. The proposal must be approved by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Haley Barbour.

    This license plate controversy comes just months after Barbour, a Republican, told a weekly magazine that he does not remember the 1960s civil rights struggle in his hometown in Yazoo City as being "that bad."

    Miss. plan for KKK leader license plate criticized - U.S. news - Life - msnbc.com
    Report: Mississippi under fire for considering KKK leader and Confederate hero on license plate — Autoblog
     
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    Why on earth would you attack the Governor for that?
     
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    The governor has the power to stop it and I think he should. I have lived in the South a number years and have never understood how any southerners can be proud of the fact that their ancestors enslaved hundreds of thousands of people, started the bloodies war in our history, lost the war, and then treated the freed slaves like shit for a hundred years.
     
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    It's a freakin license plate. We are broke, corrupt, and degenerate and you are worried about a license plate!

    Seriously, if people want to buy them. Let them.
     
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    Sure, why not.

    How's about a noose and white sheet background for the discerning neo Confederates out there? Think of the marketing potential!
     
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    Id rather anyone who was racist be honest about it. Can't heal if the problem is hiding itself.
     
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    No one in a slave state like Mississippi is looking to 'heal' themselves of their trademark racism. I've lived FL, GA, and AZ and have driven through Mississippi a few times....I know.

    Too bad they don't secede again and quit draining the federal coffers.
     
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    I agree. Let MS issue a license plate showing Forrest regally mounted on a horse next to a Black man hanging from a tree after being lynched.
     
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    Exactly. More than a few conservatives just look at possible econ gains. To hell w/ sensibilities.
     

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