More Helms

I’m actually somewhat surprised by how much chatter has been generated by the death of Jesse Helms, but then it is a holiday weeken. In any sense, after digesting a goodly chunk of opining on the matter, I offer up 2 thoughts:

1. I can’t believe how downright eager the conservative movement is to embrace such an unrepentant bigot and embracer of any and every right-wing dictatorship the world over as being the “heart and soul” of their existence. Take a quick gander over at The Corner and be amazed.

2. Simply put, the world would be a much better place had Jesse Helms never been born, much less served 5 Senate terms. The man is proof that the good die young.