Robert C. Byrd Dies at 92

  • Aired:  06/28/10
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If Robert Byrd can be snatched away from us in the blink of an eon, isn't it a sobering reminder of our own mortality? (1:35)

SUMMERTIME FEVER, BUT WE GOT DO

THIS THING.

NATION, WASHINGTON IS A HOT AND

HUMID PLACE, AND I BELIEVE THE

BEST MEASURE OF OUR ELECTED

OFFICIALS IS HOW WELL THEY KEEP

WITHOUT FRIDGE RATION.

FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW WE'LL

HAVE JOHN BOEHNER AROUND FOR A

LONG TIME BECAUSE HE'S CLEARLY

BEEN HICKORY SMOKED.

[LAUGHTER]

WELL, THIS MORNING WE LOST ONE

OF OUR MOST BELOVED AND

WELL-PRESERVED SENATORS, WEST

VIRGINIA DEMOCRAT ROBERT C.

BYRD, WHO WAS CRUELLY CUT DOWN

IN THE PRIME OF HIS 92 YEARS

OLD.

SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY HE WAS

SPRYLY WHEELED ON TO THE SENATE

FLOOR TO BOLDLY VOTE YEA FOR THE

HEALTH CARE REFORM, OR AS HE SO

ELOQUENTLY... YES.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FOR AS HE HIMSELF SO ELOQUENTLY

PUT IT, "I'LL HAVE THE FISH."

[LAUGHTER]

IF SENATOR BIRD CAN BE SNATCHED

AWAY FROM US IN THE BLINK OF AN

EON, ISN'T IT A SOBERING

REMINDER OF OUR OWN MORTALITY?

I MEAN, I'M 46.

SENATOR BIRD WAS 92.

THE DIFFERENCE IS A MERE MY

ENTIRE LIFE.

[LAUGHTER]

I MEAN, I COULD WALK OUTSIDE

RIGHT NOW, GET HIT BY A BUS THEN

GRADUALLY RECOVER THROUGH YEARS

OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, GET HIT BY

ANOTHER BUS, RECOVER FROM THAT,

THEN RETIRE TO THE SEASIDE

COTTAGE I BUILT WITH MY GREAT

GRANDSON, THEN AT THE AGE OF 92,

THAT COTTAGE GETS HIT BY A BUS

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