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FUN QUOTE | 2004-08-14

During Reconstruction the Yankees who came South and used blacks and Federal troops to rule the South were called carpetbaggers, while the Southerners who joined them were called Scalawags.

Liberals are the new carpetbaggers. Respectable conservatives are today's Scalawags.

As one loyal Southerner put it, "Carpetbaggers are wolves. Scalawags are hyenas."