Former US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan is dead. He was one of the great ones, folks.
Link to follow.
UPDATE: Here’s the story. Sad.
The Senator was one of those guys I didn’t always agree with, but I respected.
Ditto all around. He was in a class with guys like Sam Nunn and Alan Simpson; pretty much everyone liked and respected him. He was bright and largely intellectually honest, although his voting record was certainly more leftist than his rhetoric.
If there was one American (ex-) legislator I really wanted around to advise on the reconstruction of Iraq, it was Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
He will go down as one of the great legislators in one of the great deliberative bodies in humkan history.
A more useless fixture in the Senate can’t be imagined till Daschle and Boxer turned up.