Skip to comments.91-year-old Sen. Byrd hospitalized (minor infection, responding well to antibiotics)
Posted on 05/18/2009 8:54:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 91 and the longest-serving senator in history, was hospitalized last Friday with a temperature spike evidently caused by a minor infection, his office announced Monday.
Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat, "is being treated with antibiotics, responding well and is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days," the office said in a statement.
Byrd has been in Congress since 1952 and was first elected to the Senate six years later.
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Lucky for him it is before our socialized medicine kicks in. Another one too old to waste resources on in our upcoming free healthcare for all society.
May God bless him with the faith to trust Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior!
Amen to that.
It is my understanding that Senator Byrd has actually professed Jesus Christ as Lord of his life.
Hospital better count their sheets after he’s discharged.
I hope the hospital bed he’s on has nice clean white sheets.
Byrd epitomizes the reason for term limits for representatives and senators. These people just will not leave and let others govern. They are not statesmen who serve for a couple terms, then hand over the chair to another. They are careerist politicians. They begin to think it’s their spot. Their right.
We see the same thing in a host of others. More often than not, the ones that hang on forever hurt us, more than help us. Kennedy. Specter. Kohl. Sheets Byrd. Thurmond.
Time for term limits. If you won’t be statesmen and women on your own, and serve for a little while, then go back to your own businesses and interests after a couple terms, we need to mandate that you do.
thats not funny.
but im laughing.....
It’s probably just a mild case of swine flu, given all of the pork he’s gotten his hands on over the years.
Just quit senator.
Enjoy your retirement.
Post of the day!
Nothing at all.
He needs a wheelchair now to get around. I saw him being wheeled into a hearing the other day on TV and frankly he very thin and frail.
THAT is a blessing beyond compare!
Another doddering, drooling, senile old man who is nothing more than a marionette being manipulated by staff and lobbyists.
I wish him a speedy recovery.
But I’m thinking allowed — What if someone like Rush wished that the disease would take his life ? Would there be a non-existent mainstream media backlash in the same manner where there was a non-existent mainstream media backlash when Wendy Sykes wished Rush’s kidney would fail ?
Sheets has used the Senate floor as his vacation-from-rationality resort for decades.
And it's towels.
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