West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history today. The Senate paid tribute, and there was some sort of special resolution, but we thought we'd honor the 91-year-old public servant ourselves by pointing out just how old he is.
And while we're at it, one commenter observes that "Robert Byrd is now the longest serving legislator and longest serving ex-klansmen in Congress." But he does carry a copy of the Constitution in his coat pocket. How many other ex-klansman can you say that about?