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Old Klansmen don’t die, they just keep getting re-elected:
When the clock strikes midnight tonight, Sen. Robert Byrd will become the longest-serving member of Congress ever.
ByrdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stat sheet speaks for itself:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Served 20,774 days Ã¢â‚¬â€ or 56 years and 10Ã‚Â½ months Ã¢â‚¬â€ in Congress
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Attended 18,582 Senate roll call votes
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Elected to Senate nine times
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Served under 11 presidents
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Held five jobs in Democratic leadership
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ At age 91, sits third in line to the presidency
In 56 years you can also manage to get things built in your state with somebody else’s money and then put your own name on it. Byrd is nothing if not humble — let that be a lesson to all you “white n*#%**s” out there.
Byrd has apologized for his KKK past, and even endorsed Barack Obama for president — and not just the white half! He’s gone a long way, and we’ve gone with him.