Haley Barbour Won't Win Any Votes

...if he can't hit these softball issues correctly. Governor Haley Barbour with yet another racial issue in his home state of Mississippi:
In the latest racially charged incident in his home state, Haley Barbour on Tuesday drew fire when he refused to condemn a proposal honoring a Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate general on a state license plate.

"I don't go around denouncing people. That's not going to happen," Barbour, who is considering a run for the White House in 2012, said when asked about the plate, the Associated Press reported. "I know there's not a chance it'll become law."

The state NAACP has denounced the proposal from the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who went on to become an early leader of the KKK.

Forrest , a Tennessee native, is revered by some as a military genius and despised by others for leading an 1864 massacre of black Union troops at Fort Pillow, Tenn. Forrest was a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard in Tennessee after the war.
Geez Governor, what is going on with your staff? Who is advising you?

Barbour doesn't stand a chance on the national level if he can't work out issues like this at the state level. This is Politics 101 kind of stuff...

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