Senator Byrd All Up In Rice's FaceNegro To Be More Important Than Senator
West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd helped lead the charge against a final confirmation with blistering criticism today. "He was all up in her face," said one senator, wishing to remain anonymous. "He doesn't like it when the hired help speak out of turn."
Senator Robert Byrd(D-WV), arguing against the elevation
of a negro to a position more important than his.
Speaking on the senate floor, Byrd lamented what he said was an unjustified war based on false information, insofar that the Bush Administration labeled Iraq a "training ground for terrorists."
Byrd's vociferous opposition to the vertical mobility of African Americans is well known, but respected. His statesmanship seems to effortlessly override any perceived conflicts of interest. With flowing and articulate opposition, Byrd peeled forth:
" . . . rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."
Byrd quickly realized he was quoting from one of his other written works, and halted rather quickly. He then resumed:
"Dr. Rice is responsible for some of the most overblown rhetoric that the administration used to scare the American people into believing that there was an imminent threat from Iraq."
Byrd went on to warn the American people "not to let your girls marry into that side of the tracks, because of an imminent threat of Teutonic dilution" before he was gaveled out by Vice president Dick Cheney, lover of blacks.
Sen Kennedy was thought to have been reasonably coherent at the time.