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Tuesday, May 06, 2003
A Rose!

The first of hundreds...

Call me crazy, but, a secret pleasure over the years has been catching a Bobby Byrd speech on the Senate floor via C-SPAN2. Regarding comments made on the Senate floor today by Senator Byrd, an Associated Press story posted this evening on the New York Times website says:
Byrd contrasted the speech with the ``simple dignity'' of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address during the Civil War.
``I do not begrudge his salute to America's warriors aboard the carrier Lincoln, for they have performed bravely, ... but I do question the motives of a desk-bound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech,'' he said.
He said American blood has been shed defending Bush's policies. ``This is not some made-for-TV backdrop for a campaign commercial,'' he said.
``To me, it is an affront to the Americans killed or injured in Iraq for the president to exploit the trappings of war for the momentary spectacle of a speech,'' he said.

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