The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame can throw its Stradivarius into the fire. To the delight of music-lovers worldwide, Sen. Robert C. Byrd has donated his favorite fiddle to the Hall's collection…
"Music has always been an important part of West Virginia's culture – and certainly an important part of my own life," Byrd said… "I'm proud to have one of my fiddles become part of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's permanent collection… This fiddle has brought me much joy and pleasure over the years, and comfort during trying times."
This is a beautiful gesture by a legendary statesman. Byrd follows in the great tradition of Nero as a lawmaker who understands that government and fiddling are not mutually exclusive.
And hopefully the Senator's philanthropy doesn't stop with his fiddle. He can further honor his heritage with donations to…
* The Filibuster Hall of Fame.
* The White Robe Hall of Fame.
* The Unread Book Hall of Fame.
And of course…
* The Naptime Hall of Fame.
Tags: Robert Byrd, Senate, West Virginia