strom thurmond r.i.p.
Planet Swank notes the passing of former Senator Strom Thurmond, who died yesterday at the age of 100. Thurmond leaves behind a legacy of controversy over some of his views -- including the recent outcry over remarks by Senator Trent Lott that expressed support for Thurmond's segregationist views, and that cost Lott his Senate Majority Leader post. I disagree with much of Thurmond's political and social views. But Thurmond also served in the Senate for 48 years of a political career that spanned seven decades. For his service, if not his views, Planet Swank salutes Thurmond's memory.