The "Soul of the Senate"

Senator Robert Byrd died today.  That headline seems to be his obituarial tagline.

I would prefer that a KKK organizer (as an “exalted cyclops” he recruited 150 of his neighbors), Master Looter (he arranged for US taxpayers to ante up 175% of West Virginia’s federal tax contribution) and narcissist extraordinaire (all the loot went to build things named “Byrd”) would not be considered the Senate’s “soul.”

On the evidence, however, it is appropriate.