Of all the memories of what a vile waste of space of a human being Jesse Helms was, this detail jumps out at me the most: That he taunted Senator Carol Moseley-Braun by whistling "Dixie" at her. I think it's because we're so often piously told that the symbols of the Confederacy that are embraced by some wingnuts are about "heritage" and "history" and "pride", you know, and not hatred of black people and a longing for a racial caste system or even slavery. I love it when you get glimpses of evidence that people don't believe their own bullshit.