Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Byrd and the Bard

Senator Robert Byrd, who died last week at 92, apparently had quite a reputation for quoting Shakespeare on the Senate floor. According to this column in the New York Times, Byrd managed in 1994 alone to quote every single play. It's hard to imagine any other senator doing that these days without being labeled an elitist. (Remember the snide remarks about Obama's preference for arugula?) So, if you could choose a Shakespearean eulogy for Senator Byrd, which quote would you choose?