Saturday, July 03, 2010

Byrd and The Bard

I'd heard that Senator Robert Byrd, who passed away recently at the age of 92, liked to quote Shakespeare on the Senate floor (though, surprisingly, I can find no reference of ever having blogged that). What I did not know is how often or how well he did it.  This NY Times article has come indeed to bury Byrd, not to praise him, and pulls no punches in citing Byrd's mistakes ("the evil that men do lives after them" comes up), but credit is given where it is due.  The man knew his stuff.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If they were indeed trying to bury him, they could do a lot more appropriate than Marc Antony's funeral speech... ;)