Senator Byrd was in Congress my entire life. Writers are falling over one another in the flowery-prose competition today.
Simply put, Senator Byrd's death is a great loss to the United States and to West Virginia. It is also a great personal loss to a great many West Virginians.
He started with nothing. He never became money-rich in his service to the people.
At least he is now reunited with his beloved Erma.