The Paradox of Robert Byrd
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 87, officially announced this week that he's going for it one more time. The so-called "conscience of the Senate" didn't surprise anyone Tuesday, when, to the usual crowd of rowdy supporters in West Virginia, he said, "Show me another 87-year-old man who's got the energy that I've got, and I'll eat your hat." More on that in a moment, but first, it's worth noting that Mr. Byrd's historic ninth - and most likely his last - Senate campaign will surely be his toughest. Not willing to let the "King of Pork" walk away with it as he did in 2000, conservatives are rallying, as well they should.
Mr. Byrd is in a precarious …
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Publication information: Article title: The Paradox of Robert Byrd. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 29, 2005. Page number: A22. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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