June 6, 2006

"I love to serve. I love the Senate. I love the Constitution. If I could live another 100 years, I'd like to continue in the Senate."

No 666 jokes. It's not until next Monday that Robert Byrd becomes the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate.

5 comments:

RogerA said...

The former kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan certain joins some distinguished
colleagues

michael a litscher said...

I doubt he will be happy until he has managed to transfer the entire wealth of the nation into West Virginian buildings, roads, and parks with his name prominently on them.

The man is a professional thief.

SteveR said...

In general, its a good idea for people to stay active and engaged well after the typical age of retirement. In his case, its a very costly idea for America. Every once in a while he says or does something admirable but overall his record is shameful. I can't imagine anyone outside of West Viginia defending him.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, Roger, don't be so harsh. The article says that in 1982 he came to realize that black people love their children as much as he loves his.

The Contra Crunchy said...

A finer argument for term limits I have yet to see...