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April 13, 2007
Senile Senator Eulogizes Lapdog
It looks like Baba Wawa may not be the only famous moonbat to fall in love with a dog. WaPo reports on the testimony before the Senate of Robert "Sheets" Byrd (D-WV), regarding his affection for one of those miniature dogs that yip and yap and need to be carried around because their legs are too short:
In a lengthy discourse, he informed the panel three times that he has a Shih Tzu, nine times that his late wife named the dog Trouble, and three times that he prefers to call it Baby.
Excerpts from the senile Senator's testimony:
She sleeps on my bed. She goes with me to the Senate, rides in the car with me. She stays in my office. When somebody comes into the office, she rises and comes over and greets them, goes on about her business and gets back on the couch. […]
There is a unique, special relationship between pets, like my little dog. She is a Shih Tzu. They were lap dogs. They were trained to be lap dogs in the palace in Tibet, China. […]
Dogs — I could talk a lot about dogs. I can tell you about great dogs in history. Truman, Harry Truman, former president, said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." Or buy a dog. But I have a dog. Her name, by my wife Erma, is Trouble. Now, I call her Baby.
At one point in his ramblings, Byrd referred to himself as "Popeye the Sailor Man." Finally becoming aware of muffled laughter, he explained why he was spending so much of everyone's time on a lapdog:
This is not for a show. I don't often do this. I'm interested in a little dog.
Byrd is one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington.
Posted by Van Helsing at April 13, 2007 9:02 AM
Posted by: nanc at April 13, 2007 10:50 AM
Byrds elevator has never gone all the way to the top. I just wish he would start talking about "white niggers" again. The last time was in 2000 I believe..., hes overdue. Its also on YouTube...
"Race and race relations
On March 4, 2001, Byrd said race relations:
"Are much, much better than they've ever been in my lifetime.... I think we talk about race too much. I think those problems are largely behind us ... I just think we talk so much about it that we help to create somewhat of an illusion. I think we try to have good will. My old mom told me, 'Robert, you can't go to heaven if you hate anybody.' We practice that. There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I'm going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much." "
Posted by: General Jack D. Ripper at April 13, 2007 11:37 AM
He doesn't often "do this?" Byrd is known for his ability to ramble on and on...in fact, he filibustered for well over 14 hours against civil rights legislation. The man is a joke, but the joke is on West Virginians, who continue to vote this fossil into office year after year.
Posted by: Pam at April 13, 2007 12:48 PM
I happened to catch this on C-Span yesterday. It was absolutely bizarre. There were two staffers sitting behind him who were struggling not to laugh as he droned on and on about his dog. As much as I dislike the man it was hard not to feel sorry for him. He's clearly losing his grip on reality and should have retired years ago.
Posted by: John at April 13, 2007 1:22 PM
They don't call Byrd the "King of Pork" for nothing.
This rube is just another icon of the sad state of affairs in this country.
As to "race relations", look. A black comic years ago had one solution: "just lock up all the niggers and the rednecks in one big room and let 'em kill each other". I would add: "throw in all the white leftists to that mix".
Posted by: fellowes at April 15, 2007 10:23 AM