Respublica writes about Obama signing on with Byrd's re election and moveon.org's support for Byrd. My Dad always talked about "phonies" in politics and Byrd just sounds phoney to me. I wish our good Senator would stay away from him. If he can't, I hope in the spirit of Chicago's "where's mine?" zeitgeist displayed by those kids from Pilsen, Obama's at least getting something for the people of Illinois out of him.