I see where Bobby Byrd spoke strongly against the idea of Democrats not being committed to national security in terms of the "fight" over the Homeland Security bill. You can assume that Byrd's opposition to the Bush proposal is the same as most Democrats. Namely, job security of incompetent public servants is more important than national security. However, I think Bush can swing Shaky over to his side. Just put a few "Bob Byrd Homeland Security Rest Stops" in West Virginia. After that, Byrd would have no legitimate opposition to the Bush bill. Bush could even give a promise that the federal employees at the Byrd Rest Stops had civil service protection. At that point, Byrd would probably become a co-sponsor of the Bush bill!