A few folks called me out for saying Wallace wasn't a bigot. That's fine. But I just want to be clear that this isn't me doing Wallace a favor. It actually reflects Wallace's political history Alabama. Wallace started out as racial moderate, refused to join the Dixiecrats then switched to race-baiting as a strategy after being, in his words, "out-niggered.' I'm not defending him, in any respect. He was an opportunist and a race-baiter. But "bigot" doesn't really apply to Wallace.