The 92-year-old Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), a former majority leader himself, seemed more prepared when history knocked. “Mr. President,” Byrd said, raising his right hand and pointing to the domed ceiling, “This is for my friend Ted Kennedy. Aye!”
And in honour of his friend and my hero Ted Kennedy, here is a video from 2008, when he returned to Senate after receiving the initial treatment for his cancer.