Murtha: the Virtue and Vice of Congress

10 02 2010

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via Murtha: the Virtue and Vice of Congress.

RIP to Congressman Jack Murtha from PA.  He died Monday at the age of 77  from complications from having his gall bladder removed.

He was the first Vietnam veteren elected to congress in 1972 on an anti Nixon wave.  He is well known for bringing home the pork.  He nearly was defeated in 2008 after calling his constitients  racist and red necks because they were not going to vote for Obama.  He was wrong to do that even though for some of his people this was also true.  He lives in a purple district which means it could go red or blue.

Jack Murtha was known for also reaching across the ailse to get things done.  In some way the old school politicans are better.  Reaching across the ailse was something that has long since disappered.  To bad that Washington has become so partisan.

RIP to Congressman Jack Murtha may he rest in peace.

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