Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Long Goodby for 90 Year Old Senator Byrd?

Dems mull ousting Byrd as chairman

By: John Bresnahan at Politico.com
Dec 18, 2007 05:58 AM EST
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)
Senate Dems are quietly exploring ways to replace venerable Robert Byrd as chairman of Appropriations Committee.

A group of Senate Democrats has begun quietly exploring ways to replace the venerable Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, believing he’s no longer physically up to the job, according to Democratic senators and leadership aides familiar with the discussions.
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