May 14, 2005

Senator Robert "KKK" Byrd's senility comes out on Senate floor

I got a chance to watch this exchange (MP3) on the Senate floor yesterday (Thursday) on C-Span2.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) were going back and forth over the Constitutional or Nuclear option regarding an up-or-down vote on judicial nominees, when the so-called dean of the Senate, Senator Robert "Sheets" Byrd (Shakey 'N Senile-WV) stepped up and began a rambling story of the Bible, and American history and God knows what else until Frist & Reid left Byrd talking to himself on the floor.

"Didn't you also say as the other part of that statement to the president of the United States, being critical of the potential legacy I might have to leave in order to stand up for fairness and principle, didn't you also say you would give all of these nominees up-or-down votes?" asked Frist.

"I don't remember what I said," Byrd replied, "a few or all or three or four, I don't remember."

Former KKK Grand Kleagle Byrd is 87 years old. And he sounds like it. He sounds like he gets his meat loaf, mashed potatoes & corn through a straw. Or at least he should be.

Mind you, he continues to rail on -- pocket version of the Constitution in hand -- against the Constitutional option, claiming that this would limit speech, and that changing the rules would "go against tradition."

Uh... Senator... Last I checked, you yourself changed the rules of the Senate in the past to suit your own agenda in the past.

Perhaps you should consider taking up residence at a senior citizens community.

(Courtesy RadioBlogger & Hugh Hewitt; more coverage from Barking Moonbat, PowerLine & others)

Posted by mhking at May 14, 2005 12:30 AM

I'm going to ask again: Where were the conservatives when the Republicans refused to let 62 Clinton appointees even get a COMMITTEE HEARING?

Now they complain about another SENATE RULE denying an up or down vote?

Posted by: DarkStar at May 14, 2005 12:29 PM

What, they run out of room at the Old Kleagle's Home?

I mean, they've got to run out of places to name after him in WV at some point. Every pig path and outhouse built with Federal money's named after the guy...

Posted by: Chap at May 14, 2005 02:46 PM

And when he rambled on about being born again and offered lessons from the bible, I did not notice the ACLU sounding the alarm about the coming American Theocracy.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at May 15, 2005 11:50 AM

Someone call the orderly, Byrd's messed his sheets again.

Posted by: BobG at May 15, 2005 06:10 PM
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