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Posted on Apr 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

Robert Byrd Continues to Fascinate Me

While there is no doubt in my mind that when it comes to policy and political style, Robert Byrd isn’t going to rank anywhere near the top on my list of favorites, but I have to be honest, when it comes to his dedication to serving in the Senate, he wins hands down.

Just like Strom Thurmond (who would be #1 on my list if he were still alive), Byrd loves the Senate and all that it has to offer.

Even at the age of 90, and with broken bones, he’s still planning on making a return to the Senate:

From the Hill:

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) will return to Capitol Hill next week after being hospitalized because of severe back pains, his office announced Thursday.

Byrd, 90, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center since Tuesday after sustaining a back injury from a fall at his Virginia home on Monday night. X-rays showed that Byrd suffered no broken bones from his fall, according to the senator’s spokesman, Jesse Jacobs.

Byrd will undergo physical therapy “to ensure he is steady on his feet when he returns to his Senate duties next week,” Jacobs said.

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) will return to Capitol Hill next week after being hospitalized because of severe back pains, his office announced Thursday.

Byrd, 90, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center since Tuesday after sustaining a back injury from a fall at his Virginia home on Monday night. X-rays showed that Byrd suffered no broken bones from his fall, according to the senator’s spokesman, Jesse Jacobs.

I guess when half of your state is named after you, the motivation and stamina becomes endless.

I wouldn’t put it past Senator Byrd that if he had to, he would deliver one of his famous Senate speeches from a hospital gurney wheeled onto the Senate floor. I guess in old age, some retire, and others just try and rule the world