I'm more amused at the prospect than think it is really what is going on, but this piece at Hillbuzz raises an intriguing question:
Can someone research the question of what happens when the public suspects a sitting US Senator is not able to make informed decisions and is instead being kept in hiding while agents of his party make all decisions for him?
This is, obviously, in regards to Robert Byrd, whose recent statements in support of not only Reconciliation but Cap & Trade are so polar opposite to the positions he’s maintained for the hundred years he’s been in the Senate that we do not believe he’s writing them.
Or even dictating them.
Or aware they are being written.
Or, quite possibly, even still alive.
When’s the last time anyone saw Robert Byrd?