Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"If You Can't Say Something Nice About Someone..."

Several folks sent this in...

Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; N.J. GOP Gov. Chris Christie to pick replacement
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, a World War II veteran who served five terms in the Senate, died Monday, leaving one of New Jersey’s Senate seats empty and marking the first time in roughly 70 years that the chamber will be without a someone who saw service in that war.

Mr. Lautenberg, an 89-year-old Democrat who helped anchor the Senate’s liberal wing, made his mark in office by sponsoring legislation that ended smoking sections on airplanes and by pushing for stricter gun controls.

Frank R(Replacement) Lautenberg passed away yesterday.

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Since I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, I'll say the one thing I can think of for Senator Lautenberg: Thank you for your service in WWII. Other than that, I will have to remain silent on the man. I will note that it will be interesting to see who Christie picks to succeed him; I wouldn't hold out any hope for a conservative choice. The best I think we'll get is a Scott Brown type, although it would be richly amusing to see Doug Forrester.

That's about all I can offer for the Senator from New Jersey.

That is all.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will merely say that I'm amused by the press writing about Lautenberg's "sudden" or "unexpected" demise, considering the health problems he's been having this year, and his age.

LittleRed1

Tango said...

"If you can't say something nice about a person..." then maybe that person shouldn't have done what they did.

I have no problem talking ill of him. He was a scumbag that actively sought to reduce the power of the 5th Amendment and I'm glad to see his demise.

18usc242 should have been his fate.

harp1034 said...

I am personally glad to see the fascist rat dead. He did much harm to the Bill of Rights.

Old Windways said...

As I was saying to friends at the range last night: I don't have much confidence in Christie appointing a pro-2A replacement, but he would have to search long and hard to find someone more anti-2A than Lautenberg was.

Ross said...

He may have served well in WWII, but the damage he did to our republic as a legistraitor FAR outweighs anything he could possibly have done in WWII.

Good riddance, Lautenberg - you've been a stench in the nostrils of the Garden State long enough.

lee n. field said...

A stake through the heart, and we move on.

ScribblersDad said...

Aaaand... Christie wimps out and refuses to even appoint a REPUBLICAN senator. I'd even take a RINO over what they will likely foist on us. This all despite the law promoted and signed by Gov. Wimpy himself promising NOT to waste money on "special" elections. Seems when the going gets rough, the Christie wimps out. Figgers.

ScribblersDad said...

Oh, and Lautenberg was a pompous ass. It's OK to say that, because I said it many times when he was alive. Now that he's gone, I can only say good riddance, and echo Jay's "thanks for your service." A life not totally wasted.