Robert C. Byrd – By God!

57 years is a long time to do anything.  Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia served in government for that long.  His two heroes were Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.  Robert Byrd passed away last night at the age of 92.

“Child of the Appalachian Coalfields” was released in 2005 and in this autobiography you learn as much about American History as you do about Robert C. Byrd.  The Senator that carried a copy of the US Constitution in his shirt pocket.  The Senator that quoted the bible endlessly.

It would be easy to simply say:  “He was one of a kind!”.  But that would be a great understatement.  Robert C. Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan for 20 years.  Robert C. Byrd got more Federal Tax Money for the people of West Virginia than could have been thought possible.  Robert C. Byrd was and in many ways is still West Virginia!

Coming from arguably the poorest state in the union, West Virginia is a dichotomy of thought and action.  West Virginia was the birthplace of George Washington and the one state to be separated into two from the time of the Great Civil War.

Robert C. Byrd was a conservative, a liberal and a progressive.  He was against the Bush War in Iraq.  He was against the Bank TARP Bail-out!

God rest his soul.  With all your faults Senator….you made a good run from poverty to huge pork barrel spending for a State that needed it more than any other.

About Ron & Anna Winship

Independent News Producers/Writers and Directors for Parker-Longbow Productions. Independent Programming which includes a broad variety of Political, Entertainment and Professional Personalities. Cutting Edge - a talk the flagship of over 30 URL websites developed or under development. The Winships have been blogging for the Orange Juice since back when nickels had buffalos on them, and men wore onions attached to their belts, because it was the fashion back then.