Commie thug Fidel Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, leaving only Hugo Chavez for lefties and Hollywood rich folks to fawn over.
The press make much over his “outlasting” every U.S. President since Eisenhower. Over at the Weekly Standard blog, Brian Faughnan points out that West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd has it all over the soon-we-hope-to-be-late Maximum Leader in the outlasting category. Byrd has been a Senator since 1959 and has been in Congress since 1953, a length of tenure exceeded so far only by Arizona’s Carl T. Hayden, who served his state in the House and Senate from February 9, 1912 to January 3, 1969.
Faughnan has a moment of forgetfulness when he says he believes Byrd is the only one to outlast Fidel’s regime. Add to the list “The Truck,” Representative John D. Dingell, Jr., elected December 13, 1955 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, John D. Dingell, Sr.