Tuesday, November 19, 2002
What do you give a guy who's way past his sell-by date?
Senate Republicans gave the decaying-and-most-probably-already-dead Strom Thurmond a parting gift today by promoting U.S. District Court Judge Dennis Shedd to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. It would appear that the Senate was in a hurry as Thurmond was going bad faster than a bowl of potato salad in a hot car, and they just wanted to get him out of the Senate quarters before they had to fumigate for that old man smell...again.
(Anyone else think Shedd looks like actor Bruno Kirby on the Spencer Abraham diet?)