Mississippi governor refuses to denounce proposal to honour former Ku Klux Klan leader

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The governor of Mississippi has refused to denounce a Southern heritage group's proposal for a state-issued vehicle license plate that would honour a rebel general who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said he did not think the state legislature would approve the plate bearing the name of Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest that was proposed by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans....

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