Friday, October 05, 2007

Profiles of the Senate

Since was talking about Sen. Craig earlier, lets pay a visit to someone who is across the aisle politically from Sen. Craig. Namely Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

Senator Byrd has been in the Senate so long, he has become something akin to a fixture. Some would argue its his blue Searsucker suits that keep him firmly in place. Would be one reason why he can stand down in the well for hours on end, pontificating about everything he feels like talking about. He will even read from his pocket copy of the Constitution.

Which means there may come a day when RobertByrdosaurus will be down there talking in the wee hours of the morning and will expire in mid word. And when he is found it will be start of the normal Senate day and by then he will have probably fossilized with hands firmly clutching the podium. So the Senate, that 'gentlemanly' debating club will have acquired another statue to grace its chambers.


MONDOREB said...

Ah Sen. Byrd!

The senior senator from my great home state. The longest-serving senator in US Senate history.

Also probably the only Senator that got his political start as a higher-up in the Ku Klux Klan.

But he'll be dead soon

Anna said...

How things change for the Democrats, swap the Dixie-crats for the Paleo-crats. One wears a white hood while the other a ski-mask.

People talk of Murtha as a king of pork, he has his work cut out to depose Robert Byrd as The King of Pork. Is half the state now named after Sen. Byrd?