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Saturday, September 6th, 2008 | 11:07 pm [humor, politics]
Senator Proposes Renaming State After Himself

When he returns to Washington following the late Summer congressional recess, West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd intends to introduce the Byrd State Retitling Act of 2008, a piece of legislation which, if enacted, would rename the 35th state after Byrd himself.

The act would change the state's official designation from West Virginia to "Robert C. Byrd's State of West Virginia," a title which, according to a spokesman from Senator Byrd's Washington, D.C. office, allows the state to retain its familiar name while simultaneously honoring the longest-serving United States Senator in history.

Byrd, whose name is already attached to hundreds of public buildings in West Virginia as a result of the millions of dollars funneled into the state through earmarks during his 49 year career in the Senate, declined to comment on the Retitling Act when interviewed before a public appearance at a Charles Town Borders. Byrd appeared at the Borders for a reading and signing of his just-released seventh memoir, An Odyssey of the Republic, dealing with his Senate career from January to July, 2007.
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 | 02:17 pm (UTC)
Is this satire, or did the Exalted Cyclops lose his mind?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 | 02:37 pm (UTC)
I think Byrd lost his mind a long, long time ago.

This is satire inspired by my own experience as a student at Shepherd College, where we have the Robert C. Byrd Center for Science and Technology, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, and the Orma Byrd Nursing Building, which still has a gigantic full-color "THANK YOU, SENATOR BYRD!" banner hanging in the atrium.

A modest and humble man, really.
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