Byrd was NOT a Kleagle. He was a GRAND CYCLOPS. That means he was a REGIONAL RECRUITER. Important in the face of Bill Clinton's lie-soaked eulogy that made RACIST Byrd (like most Democrats) sound like a "victim" of the Klan. He RAN to join. He campaigned to be a recruiter and, only after the Civil Rights Movement caught fire abetted by Republicans, he saw the "light" (revolting opportunity) to "convert" and become "pro-civil rights".
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