Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Ian Paisley is gone, about 30 years too late. You have to wonder how much his in-your-face bigotry contributed to the violence in Northern Ireland over the years. In my book on the Kennedys, I describe Paisley's anti-Catholic comments, which are also captured in this video above. Paisley always reminded me of George Wallace, the erstwhile former Gov. of Alabama, whose bigotry earlier in this career overshadowed whatever good he tried to accomplish later in life.