President Obama spoke today at the funeral of Senate icon Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia. Byrd, as you may know, had a somewhat checkered past when it comes to the area of race relations. The irony here is a wonder to behold. The first black president of the United States eulogizing a former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. Those assembled agreed that the president's remarks were both comforting and inspiring, but many complained they were unable to hear parts of the president's speech due to a loud thumping noise coming from the area around the podium. Officials apologized for the distraction, explaining the thumping noise was the sound of Senator Byrd turning over in his grave.