I don't have a lot to say about him. He was a racist:
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… 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.”He later took it back. But, in fairness, he didn't say he "mis-spoke." He was man enough to own up to it.
Byrd was hospitalized for heat-related issues. I blame Global Warming. And George Bush.
It would be in poor taste to ask "How's Robert Byrd handling 'heat-related issues' now?" So don't.
With Byrd's death, and last year's death of Ted Kennedy, I think I know what happened to all that Global Warming. Hell is using it up.
They finally got a corner of Hell hot enough to accommodate Kennedy, and now Byrd.
Other Democrats should be worried. As should those that keep electing them to office.