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Breaking: Democrat Rep. John Murtha Dies

This is just breaking from Fox News:

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. John Murtha, the first veteran of the Vietnam war and one of the most powerful lawmakers in Congress, died Wednesday morning at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA, after complications from gallbladder surgery. Murtha was 77.

I'm very sorry for his family's loss. I'm sure they loved him and will miss him.

Jay Tea adds:Kim, thanks for taking the high road. It let me indulge my baser instincts. I'd like to see this article reserved for those who wish to speak well of Murtha. Anyone inclined to say less respectful things, please take it to my posting or keep it to yourself -- not here.


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Comments (30)

Probibly died of his own so... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Probibly died of his own sourness and bitterness becuase he was such a arrogant wank TWO DOWN

Wonder if he'll want to be ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Wonder if he'll want to be buried as a Marine since he devoted so much political capital slandering them?

Now that's enough of that. ... (Below threshold)
ChiefMinion:

Now that's enough of that. The left dances on graves. We are bigger than that. (No, them doing it doesn't make it ok for us to follow suit.) It's one thing to wish for him to be frog marched into a federal courthouse. It's another to celebrate death, even the death of one such as Murtha.

Certainly this came as a sh... (Below threshold)

Certainly this came as a shock to everyone. Gallbladder surgery is usually not a high-risk procedure.

Exit question - with the King of Pork now gone, will we need to re-calculate our projected Federal deficits?

No idea what kind of man he... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

No idea what kind of man he was, as a public servant he never should have been in the position he was. RIP and thank you for your service.

Very sorry for his family a... (Below threshold)
AJ:

Very sorry for his family and friends.

ChiefMinion is right. Rega... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

ChiefMinion is right. Regardless of our feelings for an individual, it's the family who loved him that deserves our condolences.

I hope Murtha's family finds the solace they likely need right now.

"I'm very sorry for his fam... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"I'm very sorry for his family's loss. I'm sure they loved him and will miss him.

Ditto.

I'm glad he'll no longer be in Congress, though.

ChiefMinion and Oyster won'... (Below threshold)

ChiefMinion and Oyster won't be liking my next post... sorry, folks, but I gotta be me.

J.

Jay, I loves ya anyway :)</... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Jay, I loves ya anyway :)

Another example of a long t... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Another example of a long time professional politician who's removal from office could only be accomplished through death.

My most sincere condolences... (Below threshold)
Jason Author Profile Page:

My most sincere condolences to his family and friends. He was a jerk on the clock, but I'm sure he was deeply loved by them.

R.I.P. Did not agree with h... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

R.I.P. Did not agree with him at all and I fervently wished he was not in office, but I do not wish death on any person and their family. ww

If he died Wednesday, why t... (Below threshold)
RPL:

If he died Wednesday, why the delay in the announcement?

I offer my condolences to his family, however.

RPL - looks like it was a t... (Below threshold)
Jason Author Profile Page:

RPL - looks like it was a typo from the source. It's since been corrected.

America is MUCH better off ... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

America is MUCH better off with Murtha no longer wielding power in Congress.

He should have resigned during Abscam..or any of the other scandals that he was associated with. He used my tax money to cement his place for life...and now his life is over. God will judge him now.

.... (Below threshold)

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My most sincere condolences... (Below threshold)
Ed S.:

My most sincere condolences to his family and friends. He had a lot of GALL and all that BILE probably did him in.

Now comes the inevitable Jo... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Now comes the inevitable John Murtha Memorial Cemetery, built with our tax dollars in his district.

" We are bigger than that."... (Below threshold)
max:

" We are bigger than that."

No. You're not.

They oughta name an airport... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

They oughta name an airport after him or something.

Max: "No. You're not."... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Max: "No. You're not."

I'm quite certain that at any minute Max and his pals will be providing us the links to the standard left blogs with commentary regarding conservative deaths that were handled with dignity and discretion.

Thanks for playing Max.

Seriously.

Thanks for playing.

Gotta run now. We have another special election to win in Pennsylvania. See you in November!

Already the sleazy Dems are... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Already the sleazy Dems are trying to use his death to justify the exclusion of tort reform in any of the health care proposals.


Rest in peace. I feel for ... (Below threshold)
Burton Choinski:

Rest in peace. I feel for his family, and I hope he did not suffer as he passed, but in terms of feeling for my country I'm glad he is gone. It's too bad it was not due to retirement/indictment instead of death.

They ought to name some out... (Below threshold)
914:

They ought to name some outhouses after Him..

RIP[this could als... (Below threshold)
epador:

RIP

[this could also mean Republican in Pennsylvania]

Rest in peace, sir. A grat... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Rest in peace, sir. A grateful nation thanks you for your service in Vietnam.

I wont devolve to the level of you other creatures.

Nothing nice to say,so noth... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

Nothing nice to say,so nothing said.

This reminds me of the Rabb... (Below threshold)

This reminds me of the Rabbi who had to give the eulogy at the funeral of a wicked man. He refused to say an untruth, but refused to say something bad about the dead person.

He was not as bad as his brother

Similarly

"He was not as bad as some of the other Senators, such as (fill in the blank here with your favorite name)"

John Kerry, Harry Reid, Aaron Burr, etc.

Ryan,By "I wont de... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Ryan,

By "I wont devolve to the level of you other creatures", I'm sure you were referring to the sincere expressions of condolences over at Kos, DU, FDL, HuffingtonPost, etc., etc., upon the death of Ronald Reagan, Tony Snow, et al.

Right?




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