Sen. Byrd retiring?

Jonathan Garthwaite
Posted: Jun 28, 2007 11:32 AM

Following the failure of the immigration bill, Senator Byrd is giving a whopper of a speech about age and his respect for the Senate.  Could this speech end with a retirement announcement?   Wishful thinking I guess.

UPDATE:  No chance.   He just pledged to do his work as a senator until his old body drops.

UPDATE:  His speech just ended.  It didn't appear he was done.  Just started coughing, turned away from the microphone, silence for fifteen seconds and then the Senate continued on with business.