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Posted at 8:18 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Mulligan: Haley Barbour would look great in a Viking helmet

By Dana Milbank

Careful, Haley. Your hometown is only one letter away from being Yahoo City.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a prospective presidential candidate and a fine product of Yazoo City, Miss., tells the Weekly Standard that the white supremacist Citizens Council was an upstanding "organization of town leaders" in Yazoo that encouraged the peaceful integration of schools. As if on cue, a modern successor to the Citizens Councils, the Council of Conservative Citizens, is calling for a boycott of the movie Thor, because the Norse god is played by Idris Elba, a black man.

In fairness, Thor did not look like Elba. Thor looked like Haley Barbour at an Ole Miss frat party.

By Dana Milbank  | December 20, 2010; 8:18 PM ET
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"an organization of town leaders" who refused to tolerate the racist attitudes of the Ku Klux Klan.

They were perfectly fine with the "racist attitudes. They didn't like that the KKK was stringing up the N's. They preferred using the police to just beat them and throw 'em jail. The "biblicaly sanctioned" segregation and the lack of voting rights was just fine.

Posted by: thebobbob | December 21, 2010 1:06 AM | Report abuse

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