Monday, May 18, 2009

Byrd Hospitalized

My favorite living Democrat (I say this because I mentioned my favorite living Republican recently) was hospitalized over the weekend. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia) was hospitalized Friday afternoon for what appears to be a fever. At 91 years of age, the oldest member of the United States Senate was monitored over the weekend for what is being described as a "minor infection." Senator Byrd is expected to be released in the next few days. This didn't even register on my radar over the weekend. It's unfortunate that Byrd has aged so quickly in the public eye and that Democrats and Republicans alike do not give him the respect he absolutely deserves. My thoughts are with Byrd and two daughters as well as his staff.

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