“Those peckerwoods don’t know what they’re doing.” -Robert C. Byrd
Ezra Klein, at the Washington Post, has written a piece about Robert Ryrd’s legacy in the Senate.
From the piece:
“Byrd came from a time when mastery of the Senate came from understanding the rules and norms that made the Senate work. The body’s next set of legends, however, will be the legislators who reform the rules and set the norms that make the body work again. Byrd wrote volumes one through four of the institution’s story, but there are more volumes yet to be written.”