Monday, June 28, 2010
Robert Byrd 1917 -2010
The Lion of the Senate is dead. The West Virginian served longer in the US Congress - 6 years in the House of Representatives, 51 years in the Senate - than anyone else in the history of the Republic. During his tenure, he did much that was admirable but I personally find it difficult to forget that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and that he opposed the landmark Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s.