Thanks, SoberHorseThief at Bile Offload! SHT has some other headline suggestions, I use here the one I like best.
It is said you shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. I wonder why that is, will look into it later. So I’ll let Michelle Malkin speak for me. She writes better than I anyway, it’s why they pay her.
Here’s the AP story at The DC Caller.
And the Wiki entry – Robert C. Byrd
November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010
UPDATE: Not that anyone I know personally really gives a rat’s rear, but I just had occasion to read what Richard McEnroe has over at Three Beers Later. Oh, it’s SO much better than the AP fluff! Thanks, Richard, for such gems as this:
Byrd is also the only Senator to have voted against both African American nominees to the supreme court, both a liberal (Marshall) and a conservative (Thomas). Since he voted against both, it’s hard to imagine that it was political ideology that was his motivation.
Political ideology? The man had no motivation beyond his reverence for himself. If you’ve ever driven through the state of West Virginia, the beauty is marred regularly by signs proclaiming a commemorative highway, street, mountain, vista, park, stream, bridge or cloud. Important little prick, wasn’t he.