So Is THIS Progress, Or What?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: May 20, 2008 11:58 AM
Despite Hillary Clinton's overwhelming win in West Virginia, one of its senators, Robert Byrd, has endorsed Barack Obama (the other, Jay Rockefeller, had already done so).

For Hillary, that has to sting.  She set out on a professional courship of Byrd when she arrived in the Senate in 2001, and even once threw him a birthday party -- at the home of Frederick Douglass,  no less.

But here's the question: Will Michelle Obama at last admit that there is racial progress in a country where a former "Exalted Cyclops" of the Ku Klux Klan willingly embraces the first serious African American contender for the presidency?