Saturday, July 05, 2008
Senator Jesse Helms died Friday of natural causes. (Natural Causes? Just what the Hell are "Natural Causes"? Some sort of catch all category when a definitive reason cannot be found. The vague term certainly doesn't reinforce any warm and fuzzy feeling I might still harbor for the medical profession.)
Anyway, the ex-Senator from North Carolina has passed. He was 86. A true champion of the far right conservative causes.
I did my best to come up with something nice to say about Senator Helms. He never backed down. He tirelessly stuck to his guns for 3 decades. His nickname was honestly earned. But this is where I have to stop.
As Mr Helms and I always seemed to be on opposite sides of most issues, I can only say I admired and respected him for his tenacity and in your face ways. I just wish his efforts had not been so counter productive.
RIP Jesse Helms. I respected you even though I did not like your politics.