Sunday, June 27, 2010

Senator Byrd Hospitalized Again

My thoughts are with Senator Byrd, his two children, and his staff today as Washington-based news outlets are reporting he has been admitted to a D.C. hospital. The 92 year old senior senator from West Virginia was apparently admitted late last week with what is being described as "heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the extreme temperatures," but since his admission has developed some other condition that has been listed as serious. As you may remember, Senator Byrd was hospitalized three times last year. Prior to returning to the Senate for late night votes on health care and other progressive causes, Senator Byrd survived a hospital-contracted infection during one of those 2009 hospitalizations. Unfortunately, the Washington Post is already discussing special elections and whatnot should Byrd die. Ah, never underestimate stubbornness...

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