Mark Levin kicked off the second hour of Monday night’s show with some food for thought:
“By the way…do we in fact know that [Robert Byrd] is still with us? I don’t put it past the Democrats and Obama to take this guy to a taxidermist – like a deer – sit him in that chair, and vote for him.”
Neither would I.
After all, this is the same guy that gets wheeled onto the Senate floor for key votes – on a hospital bed hooked up to an IV drip, if necessary – so that some staffer can poke him when his name comes up for roll call.
Nothing against old people, mind you. My own grandparents were old, and they were wonderful people. I aspire to become on old person myself, one day. But Byrd doesn’t know where he is half the time anymore, and yet there he is – still casting crucial votes on health care, cap & trade, and spending bills.
I’d say it’s high time for someone hand this guy a Del Boca Vista brochure, but it’s probably too late for that.
BONUS VIDEO: Archival footage of a younger, sprier Byrd (circa February 2008):
Cross-posted at Dan Cleary.