Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Robert Byrd Sets Record And Wants More

Robert Byrd just passed Strom Thurmond as the longest serving Senator ever.

This piece reminded me that I heard a Byrd in 06 commercial while travelling through West Virginia. The focus of the piece was values with an emphasis on voluntary school prayer. Of course, voluntary school prayer already exists and has never been an issue. That was when a revelation hit me. You never hear Byrd accused of being a hated liberal. The right wing talk nuts always chime on his sordid past with the klan. That's all they can ever get him on. Byrd can outflank them on any issue.

I guess that's how you spend over 40 years in the Senate. Then again, I am not sure that's a good thing.

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