The latest such incident was Barbour's support for an official state license plate honoring a Confederate leader who was a founder of the KKK.
The Mississippi governor, a Republican, has appeared to have a case of historical amnesia about the glorious days of the Jim Crow South, before all those outside agitators (read: civil rights workers) messed up the Good Ole Boy system of racial discrimination and segregation.
But even Barbour has now had second thoughts, as we read today at Think Progress:
Under pressure to address racial issues swirling around a potential presidential bid, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) finally said he won’t sign a bill to honor a former KKK leader with a state-issued license plate. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee had defended his fellow Republican on the issue this weekend before Barbour backed down.Barbour, as some Okies will recall, was a guest of then-candidate Mary Fallin when she was running for governor.
The website Politico has the details here.