Ouch! Last week, in one of the more surreal moments of her victory speech in West Virginia, Hillary Clinton called her Senate colleague Robert Byrd a “national treasure”. “I don’t know if any man has loved a state more than Robert C. Byrd loves West Virginia,” she said.
Sen. Byrd may love his state, but he doesn’t agree with its voters. Yesterday, the superdelegate and former Klansman endorsed Barack Obama. “I believe that Barack Obama is a shining young statesman, who possesses the personal temperament and courage necessary to extricate our country from this costly misadventure in Iraq,” Sen. Byrd said. “I had no intention of involving myself in the Democratic campaign for President in the midst of West Virginia’s primary election. But the stakes this November could not be higher.”
That one’s gotta hurt.