WV Senator Byrd Admitted to Hospital … Is This the Senate or an Infirmary?


No sooner was it reported that Ted Kennedy, the senior Senator from Massachusetts was recuperating well falling surgery on his malignant brain tumor than we heard news that now Senator Robert Byrd was hospitalized with a high fever.

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V., was taken to a Virginia hospital Monday after his caregiver noticed he was running a fever and feeling lethargic and sluggish, NBC News reported, citing Byrd’s staff.

The caregiver called Byrd’s doctor, who recommended Byrd, 90, go to the hospital for overnight observation, according to communication director Jesse Jacobs. Byrd was taken there by ambulance.

90 year old Senator Robert Byrd was hospitalized Monday night. With the failing health of some of the rather aging Democratic Senators one begins to wonder these days whether they actually have a majority of the votes in the Senate. With Kennedy and Byrd’s health issues coupled with Clinton and Obama always in campaign mode, the Democrats may actually be presently the minority in the Democratically held Senate.

We do wish Senator Byrd well; however, its also time for him to step down and let the good people of West Virginia have different representation. I hardly think that it was our Founding Fathers intentions to have politicians serve for life. However, that is for another post on political service and term limits.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “WV Senator Byrd Admitted to Hospital … Is This the Senate or an Infirmary?”

    1. bleachedblack on June 3rd, 2008 9:48 am

      … Is This the Senate or an Infirmary?

      LOL that made me chuckle….90 years old …these fellas just never want to give up on a good thing.

    2. A New Girl on June 3rd, 2008 9:54 am

      LOL….# 1 Bleached- that is so true! Sen. Byrd looks like he is about to keel over at any moment anyway…and that’s on a GOOD day!

    3. caesu on June 3rd, 2008 9:55 am

      they should make senate attendance obligatory

      another pretty old senator ‘patriot’ McCain couldn’t even be bothered to be in the senate when that GI bill was up for a vote.

      a flag pin alone clearly doesn’t make one patriotic and supportive of the troops.


    4. nurturer on June 3rd, 2008 10:10 am

      All that free STUFF? The geriatric senate ain’t giving that up. On either side.

    5. brenda on June 3rd, 2008 11:41 am

      Sen. Byrd was feeling lethargic and slugish? How could he or anyone else tell? That’s how he always appears!

    6. misskatie on June 3rd, 2008 6:33 pm


    7. Tee on June 6th, 2008 9:13 pm

      Hey if he’s happy still being a Senator who are we to judge? Actually I am a resident of this Wild and Wonderful state and I think Senator Byrd had done a wonderful job over the years as a voice for the people here. Rude comments are not really needed here are they?

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