Porker Steps Down
In some worlds, this would be seen as good news:
A passing of the baton happened Friday. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., announced he will step aside as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Byrd is 90. He has served in the Senate since 1959 – the most senior member of the Senate.
It is invalidated, though, by this:
He will be replaced by Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.
One porker replaces another. I suppose this is the “change we can believe in”, huh? But hey, I guess politicians don’t feel any need to live up to promises of accountability, considering that a man convicted of 7 felonies is leading in his reelection bid…