Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kennedy and Byrd Go Down

Politico is reporting that Ted Kennedy, who recently had brain cancer, and Robert Byrd, who is 120 years old, had medical problems at the lunch held immediately after Barack Obama became the King of Pop.

Kennedy, who was there at the Voting Rights Act, was presumably desperately hoping that he would be healthy enough to see the inauguration today. In May of last year, Byrd, who began his career as a member of the KKK, but later on recanted on his earlier beliefs, gave a tearful speech when Kennedy was undergoing surgery for his cancer.

Here's hoping they both make full recoveries and each live another 100 years, at which point they will both be 300 years old.

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