Monday, June 05, 2006

Robert Byrd is a putz

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Capitol Hill insiders love to tell the story about how Senator Robert C. Byrd once killed a multimillion-dollar federal building project for his home-state West Virginia University because the public school had hired a lobbyist to help wrangle the cash. Byrd's message: As senator, it's his job to win federal dollars for West Virginia.
Granted, the event occurred 17 years ago and perhaps there should be some statute of limitations on having to defend putz-like behavior, but this was an act of monumental political pettiness.