Monday, June 28, 2010

The Byrd Flies Away

Sen. Robert Byrd may have a very mixed legacy, but he was also part of a dying breed of Senator:

If ever there was an enigma in this world, it was Robert Byrd. His opponents often called him liberal, and though I have often opposed Byrd on any number of issues it was hard for me to call him that with a straight face. After all, Robert Byrd's firey speech on the Senate floor in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act went a long way in insuring that the legislation not only passed, but did so overwhelmingly.

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