June 27th, 2010 by Kevin
Turns out one of the longest serving members of Congress (and that\’s saying quite a bit) has taken ill and reports are that it\’s fairly serious.
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who holds the record as the longest-serving member of Congress, is seriously ill in a Washington-area hospital.
The West Virginia Democrat\’s office says the 92-year-old lawmaker has been in the hospital since late last week.
At first he was believed to be suffering from heat exhaustion and severe dehydration. But his office says in a statement doctors have examined Byrd and other medical conditions have developed. His condition is described as serious.
Now politics can always be a brutal arena….one in which words like Nazi, fascist, socialist and communist are freely tossed around…often with little to no support for such claims. However, I\’m firmly of the belief that there are many things more important than politics…family and health being high on that list. And that when such things are threatened, you put aside your political differences and if you can find something nice to say, you shut your mouth.
So with that in mind, I\’d like to extend my deepest sympathy and best wishes to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) over learning that one of their former leaders has taken ill and is in serious condition.