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Byrd hospitalized after fall
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | AP

Posted on 02/26/2008 6:42:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia was hospitalized Tuesday after complaining of back pain following a fall at his home, his spokesman said.

Byrd, 90, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving senator in history, was staying overnight at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for observation, said spokesman Jesse Jacobs. It was not immediately clear whether he had suffered broken bones.

Jacobs said Byrd fell at his Virginia home Monday night. He came to his office Tuesday and was on the Senate floor to vote for an Indian health bill. But after noticing he was wincing in pain, Byrd's staff recommended that he see the Capitol physician, who "smartly for a 90-year-old man advised him to go to Walter Reed for observation."

Byrd, who as Senate president pro tempore is third in line to the presidency, walks haltingly with two canes. Due to his frail condition, some Senate Democrats reportedly explored ways to replace him as Appropriations chairman, but he continues to hold the post.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 110th; byrd; hospitalized; kkk; klan; klansmen; kukluxklan; robertbyrd; virginia
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1 posted on 02/26/2008 6:42:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Sen. Robert Byrd: http://www.byrd.senate.gov/


2 posted on 02/26/2008 6:42:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Please be respectful, FReepers...


3 posted on 02/26/2008 6:42:46 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m no fan of the Senator, but I wish him a full recovery, as do all Freepers.


4 posted on 02/26/2008 6:43:21 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
While I don't care for his politics, I hope that the Senator is okay.

My grandmother broke her hip after a fall and she never really recovered.

5 posted on 02/26/2008 6:44:25 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did he fall on his sheet just asking Norm


6 posted on 02/26/2008 6:46:48 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Clintonfatigued

spEAK for yourself.


8 posted on 02/26/2008 6:53:59 PM PST by Liberty2007 (We are busy winning hearts and minds while our islamfascist enemy is busy cutting throats and necks.)
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To: SevenofNine
He was berating Hannity while watching Fox, and slipped in a pile of his own B.S...........!


9 posted on 02/26/2008 6:54:48 PM PST by Viking2002 (Rove, you magnificent bastard!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think I speak for many of us when I say that we wish Senator Byrd good health and advise him to not push his recovery. Many times a patient does more damage by trying to do to much too soon.

Perhaps this is a good time for Senator Byrd to retire.


10 posted on 02/26/2008 6:56:13 PM PST by Jemian ("I hate the media." ~~ Kayak)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wasn’t he the founder of the rock group the Byrds? He and his contemporary David Crosby? (You have to be old enough to remember.)


11 posted on 02/26/2008 6:56:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: NormsRevenge

*comment deleted*


12 posted on 02/26/2008 6:56:36 PM PST by maggief
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Prayers for Robert Byrd.


13 posted on 02/26/2008 6:57:48 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Get well Mr.Byrd. The world would be dull without you.
14 posted on 02/26/2008 6:58:53 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: NormsRevenge

While I wish no physical harm against this man, I wish his fall had happened much earlier (politically, that is).


15 posted on 02/26/2008 7:14:40 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: NormsRevenge
I’m no fan of the Senator, but I wish him a full recovery, as do all Freepers.

Maybe the pork will slow down while he's in Walter Reed.

Get well and please go home to enjoy your retirement.

You've done so much for your state versus the rest of us, it is time for a permanent rest.

16 posted on 02/26/2008 7:16:47 PM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
One wonders if the Ku Klux Klan has sent flowers to his room.

Q: Why did Byrd dislike The Lord of the Rings?
A: The White Wizard never became the Grand Wizard.

Q: Why did Byrd dislike The Hobbit?
A: He thought it was about Theodore Bilbo visiting a Grand Dragon.

17 posted on 02/26/2008 7:20:46 PM PST by manapua
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To: Clintonfatigued

What makes you so sure?


18 posted on 02/26/2008 7:21:23 PM PST by clintonh8r (An Obamanation would be an abomination.)
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To: Viking2002
He was berating Hannity while watching Fox, and slipped in a pile of his own B.S...........!

Or maybe he slipped on a "sheet" of ice.

19 posted on 02/26/2008 7:23:16 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I wish him a speedy recovery.


20 posted on 02/26/2008 7:27:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
BITING.

MY.

TONGUE.

21 posted on 02/26/2008 7:28:16 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Jemian

If he retired, he would have no reason to get up in the morning and would pass away in a few months.


22 posted on 02/26/2008 7:28:34 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Senator from Virginia went into the hospital also; he had a racing heart problem.


23 posted on 02/26/2008 7:32:28 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008, they have nothing else. Mark my words.)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
I wish the Senator a full and speedy recovery, because we need him back in Washington as soon as possible because how else will the 'Robert C. Byrd Center for Research into Accidental Slips & Falls in the Home' receive it's 400 million dollar initial funding if he isn't there to guide it through the legislative process?!?

Get well quick Senator! ;)
24 posted on 02/26/2008 7:33:25 PM PST by mkjessup (Any SOB who calls John F'in Kerry "his dear friend" will NEVER get my vote, no way, no how.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That is in the Lord’s hands. I just think he needs a lot of rest.


26 posted on 02/26/2008 7:34:01 PM PST by Jemian ("I hate the media." ~~ Kayak)
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To: NormsRevenge
slipped on pork fat ?

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27 posted on 02/26/2008 7:35:02 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: NormsRevenge

He broke the point on his hood?


28 posted on 02/26/2008 7:36:40 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
My grandmother broke her hip after a fall and she never really recovered.

Pins or full hip replacement?

My dad got pins. He's doing reasonably well regarding all the other crap he's had to deal with. I guess we're a stubborn lot.

29 posted on 02/26/2008 7:36:51 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: anyone

I do not get this about being respectful. Here is a former Klan member who is responsible for sending millions of tax dollars to his personal/pet projects and there are those who tell us to mind our manners.

But Senator McCain, we read daily how that rat bastard can go straight to hell...But in a respectful sort of way, eh?


30 posted on 02/26/2008 7:38:18 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: melt

that’ll leave a mark ;-)


31 posted on 02/26/2008 7:45:34 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Please be respectful, FReepers...

If Walter Reed was in West Virginia, what do you think it would be named? :-)
32 posted on 02/26/2008 7:46:15 PM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee is as Mike Huckabee does.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Byrd, who as Senate president pro tempore is third in line to the presidency


Is this true?

Someone get Al Haig on the phone.


33 posted on 02/26/2008 7:48:31 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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I better don’t say I am thinking... Can you guess? :)


34 posted on 02/26/2008 7:48:49 PM PST by ElPatriota (Duncan Hunter 08 -- I am proud to support this man for my president and may be Huck :))
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To: Rome2000

He put his hood on backwards and tripped.


35 posted on 02/26/2008 7:55:10 PM PST by RatsDawg (Must stop McClinton!)
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To: ElPatriota
I better don’t say I am thinking... Can you guess? :)

It would surely have the words "Robert" and "Byrd" in the title.
36 posted on 02/26/2008 7:55:35 PM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee is as Mike Huckabee does.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

I saw that earlier,, Sen. John Warner was hospitalized for atrial fibrillation , irregular heart rhythm


37 posted on 02/26/2008 7:59:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tripped on his ku, sprained his klux.


38 posted on 02/26/2008 8:03:09 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Jemian
Perhaps this is a good time for Senator Byrd to retire.

Depends. Is the Governor in his state a good Republican? If so then a decent conservative might be appointed to serve the remainder of the term or until an election. Then that person could run as an incumbent with a record. But if the GOV is a RAT, why allow him to appoint a young, strong lion of a LIBERAL (wait that's an oxymoron -- "liberal?" "lion?") anyway why give a young rat the same chance?

39 posted on 02/26/2008 8:08:44 PM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did he trip on his sheet?


40 posted on 02/26/2008 8:09:05 PM PST by mass55th
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To: NormsRevenge

A man at his age falling is never a good thing.
He won’t let the Dems replace him though, he’s a tough old man.


41 posted on 02/26/2008 8:10:58 PM PST by Fox_Mulder77
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To: NormsRevenge

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42 posted on 02/26/2008 8:11:10 PM PST by glock rocks (...an orange Toyota? Tell me I'm going to wake up soon...)
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To: ExSoldier
Depends.

I can't help it. That's just funny.

43 posted on 02/26/2008 8:11:48 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: NormsRevenge

[a fall at his home, his spokesman said.]

If that had happened to happened to Bush, the media would be saying it is suspected he was drunk at the time.


44 posted on 02/26/2008 8:12:17 PM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: NormsRevenge

How could Bobbie fall out of the gutter?


45 posted on 02/26/2008 8:13:35 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This shall be Byrd’s legacy:

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2006/10/big_daddy_byrd_brags_about_por.php


46 posted on 02/26/2008 8:18:00 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: NormsRevenge

The honorary Robert Byrd slippery floor. Touched by his greatness. Yuck, I have to go wash myself off now.


47 posted on 02/26/2008 8:20:07 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: RetSignman

Byrd will float the rumor that he was chasing a 19 year old female intern around his house.


48 posted on 02/26/2008 8:21:41 PM PST by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: NormsRevenge
Recon he tripped on his sheet while getting his Bourbon thirdie??????
49 posted on 02/26/2008 8:25:17 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Meaning no disrespect, there should be some mechanism for retiring a Senator who cannot physically meet the (very limited) challenge of the office.

Last week I watched a clip of Byrd blathering incoherently, possibly drunk or medicated.

Another recent clip showed him sound asleep directly behind another Senator who was speeking at the time.

Get well, but get gone. Please.

50 posted on 02/26/2008 8:26:49 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (If I have to vote for a maverick, I'll write in James Garner!)
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