Tuesday, August 5, 2008

freedom personified

On the proverbial tail of my recent infatuation with this sticky hot mess of a town, I chanced upon a rather epic photo this afternoon while trying to find out the latest hullaballoo on the supplemental appropriations bill (and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, then I'm extremely jealous of you and want your job). Not only did this photo nearly single-handedly make me love DC for a brief moment in time, but it made me love freedom ever-so-slightly more. (I didn't even know that was possible!)

Anyway, without further a-doo-doo, I invite you to:




Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) started winning me over earlier this year when I witnessed him entering an appropriations mark-up shouting, "Make way for Liber-tay!" instead of the more boring and unpatriotic "Excuse me." Now, his love for the bald eagle (look at them just gazing into each other's America-loving eyes *sigh*) has convinced me -- Byrd is the word! (Or the "wyrd," perhaps?)

He may not be as much of a looker as Norm Coleman and he may not be as nutty (in a delightfully entertaining way) as Ed Markey, but Senator Byrd certainly is No. 1, just like the USA! USA! USA! Seriously, if you don't look at this picture and instantly start chanting, you're probably a terrorist.


Cyndy said...

Byrd is the wyrd, is the wyrd, is the wyrd......
What a hilarious resemblence!

Anonymous said...

Look at byrd's tie ya'll. that thing is GOOD. (pete)

Gilahi said...

I don't get it. So it's a photo of Senator Byrd looking in a mirror. So what?

Marissa said...


I think you mean what a patriotic resemblance.


Seriously, the good he is doing in this photo is immeasurable. Tie included.


SO WHAT?! Any terrorist that sees this photo will self-combust! Forget spending billions on missiles, if we could just project this photo directly onto the moon like a giant slide show, this "War on Terror" would be over.

Freewheel said...

I was moved to tears... brought on by a fit of patriotic laughter. BTW, what poor Senate staffer nyrd will be forced to clean up the byrd tyrd?

Cyndy said...

Yeah, I meant to say patriotic, not hilarious. Did you know that he also plays bluegrass violin? I think that's pretty cool.

Gilahi said...

There's no such thing as a bluegrass violin. You must mean fiddle.

Cyndy said...

gilahi - you are correct! I was quoting my husband who heard him play at a gig. And I'm so accustomed to the instrument I play (bull fiddle, for the sake of this conversation) being called so many different names, that I didn't think twice about it.