From The "News That Would Cause Outrage And Panic If This Were A Republican" File…

Eighty-nine year-old former Ku Klux Klan leader Robert Byrd is now the President Pro Tempore of the Senate — that’s third in the line of presidential successors for those of you keeping score at home.

The nation is just three hearbeats away from a most frightening morning newspaper cover consisting of a picture of Byrd sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office under the headline “The Kleagle has landed.”

Author: Doug Powers

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