Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Profile in Courage

I wish we had some democrats with this kind of grit:

"RALEIGH - L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he'd ever had rather than lower a flag to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.

"Eason, a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly the U.S. or North Carolina flags at half-staff Monday, as called for in a directive to all state agencies by Gov. Mike Easley.

"When a superior ordered the lab to follow the directive, Eason decided to retire rather than pay tribute to Helms. After several hours' delay, one of Eason's employees hung the flags at half-staff."

Some of Helms' disgusting positions can be found here and here. He was not a man to be memorialized, he was a man to be forgotten.

Hat Tip: Sully

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