One Less Awful Person In The World

So long Jesse Helms.  They don't make racist homophobes quite like you anymore.  Here's the quote that I'll remember you by:

"I've been portrayed as a caveman by some. That's not true.   I'm a conservative progressive, and that means I think all men are equal, be they slants, beaners or niggers."

- Jesse Helms

I don't imagine you'll be missed.  Oops, I stand corrected:

"Jesse Helms was a kind, decent, and humble man and a passionate defender of what he called "the Miracle of America." So it is fitting that this great patriot left us on the Fourth of July. He was once asked if he had any ambitions beyond the United States Senate. He replied: 'The only thing I am running for is the Kingdom of Heaven.' Today, Jesse Helms has finished the race, and we pray he finds comfort in the arms of the loving God he strove to serve throughout his life."

-President Bush.

One man's crazy racist wackjob is apparently another's "great patriot."