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Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, one of the “good ole boys” of the Grand Old Party, dismisses the furor over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell‘s controversy over resurrecting Confederate History Month in the Old Dominion.
“It don’t amount to diddly,” Barbour told CNN’s “State of the Union” over the weekend.
Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, claims those who criticize McDonnell for re-instituting the observance are “picking a nit.”
McDonnell, a Republican, revived Confederate History Month after two-preceding Democratic Governors put it in mothballs but left out any reference to the shame of slavery. After coming under attack, McDonnell reissued the proclamation, acknowledging that slavery was a reason for the civil war and noting the sordid history.