Skip to comments.(KKK Robert C.) Byrd remains under doctor’s care
Posted on 06/14/2009 5:11:04 PM PDT by lilylangtree
WASHINGTON, DC - The nation's longest-serving United States senator remained under a doctor's care this week in Washington.
Senator Robert C. Byrd, 91, a West Virginia Democrat, was said by his staff to be receiving treatment for a staph infection.
Media accounts have said that Byrd, who has been in frail physical condition for some time, has been confined to a Washington, D.C. area hospital since May 15.
Byrd's spokesman, Jesse Jacobs, would not reveal the site where Byrd was confined when asked last week. He also would not discuss the severity of Byrd's illness. A source, usually reliable, said that the senator was not, in fact, in a hospital but was being treated at a private home in suburban Washington.
Regardless, Byrd's ill health has caused an outpouring of public support and concern for the veteran lawmaker. The Sunday (Charleston) Gazette-Mail contained a lengthy article about Byrd and his friendship with United States Senator Ted Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat. The story noted that Byrd opposed Kennedy's brother, John, when he was a candidate for president in the West Virginia primary in 1960. But when Kennedy won the Democratic nomination, Byrd was one of his staunchest supporters, according to the story by Paul Nyden.
Byrd's health and advanced age have led to speculation in recent years that he might step down. Sources close to Byrd have insisted, however, that he has no intention of doing so.
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Kennedy is a walking ghost. His time is short. Retire already! Gov Swartzenegger recently wrote a kind of eulogy in preparation for his demise. Just imagine the re-make of the JFK funeral they must be planning.
There are no more public works left in WV to put Byrd's name upon, so he can go anytime now. The RATs called Byrd "the conscience of the Senate." So much for lucidity and accuracy.
I’ll bet he’s not on the medical plan Obama has in mind for the rest of us peons.
The only Republican WV in the last 50 years was Arch Moore. The rest including the present are unfortunately demoncRATS.
Both feet are now on a banana peel.
Alinskyite tactics - “Use ridicule and Mockery”
May not matter if franken gets sworn in.
We had a Republican Gov. in the 90s, Cecil Underwood. It was his second time to serve. He was the youngest gov in WV history and the oldest one in his second term. Currently we have a Blue Dog Democrat as Gov. He has been a good one. If we have to have a Dem. Senator, he would be a good one to have. Don't know if he has any ambition for that position.
Thank you. Forgot about Underwood. I’ve family that still reside in southern WV plus I subscribe to the local paper.
So come on home. We are having a welcome home year this year. Theme, come home and stay.
I’ll be in WV in July. My mother’s 85th birthday is July 21. I try to be home to help celebrate. Each year that she lives is a gift from God. I intend to celebrate one more year because I don’t know how many more years God will keep her with us.
Go to this site to see what is going on here. “Come home for the Reunion & stay for a lifetime”
Oh, I forgot. Happy Birthday to your Mother. May she live many more years.
Thank you. I’ll pass your good wishes. And yes, I’ll go to that website. Again thanks.