Evidence, Schmevidence

The website for Hillary’s political action committee, HILLPAC, highlights Senate candidates that she supports for election or re-election. One of the candidates is West Virginia’s Robert Byrd, the 88-year old senator from West Virginia.

The website gives a pretty thorough description of Sen. Byrd and his background, but does forget a couple things. Mainly, that he was a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan as a young man, and that back in 2001, he repeatedly used the term "white nigger" on national TV to describe (one imagines) less-than-perfect Caucasians. HILLPAC also neglected to mention about how Sen. Byrd spent 14 hours and 13 minutes filibustering (unsuccessfully) the 1964 civil rights act, or how he voted against the only two black Supreme Court nominees, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.

Hillary keeps talking about the need for "evidence-based" governance. But it looks like she’s concealing some pretty prominent facts herself when it comes to one of her colleagues, one for whom she is trying to raise money. Don’t potential African-American donors deserve to know the whole truth?