I think that everyone outside of West Virginia has come to the realization that Robert "Sheets" Byrd is little more than an old fool.
If there are any lingering doubts, this excerpt from one of his Senatorial ramblings, posted at Froggy Ruminations, should dispel them.
Byrd goes out of his way to mention that he is "born again" and has gone "under the water". He further makes the point that he only reads the King James version of the Bible. Seems to me he's taking a shot at Catholics (who read the Douay-Rheims version). Maybe it's just a leftover from his days as a Ku Klux Klan recruiter.