Senator Paul Wellstone has died in a plane crash.
I'm not sure I ever once agreed with anything he said, but Wellstone always struck me as a good man, true to his beliefs and willing to fight the good fight for them.
Please, kids, let's not be crass and claim this is some sort of Carnahan 2000 conspiracy. This is a decent person, taken horribly and much too soon.
UPDATE: Oh, hell. Wellstone's wife and their grown daughter were also on the plane, plus the expected staffers. Hell.
UPDATE: This isn't much of a eulogy, but I never did write much about Wellstone. Nonetheless, here's something I wrote about him in reference to the Ron Paul flap last month: