Monday, March 26, 2018

R.I.P. Zell Miller

Dead at 86.

I thought he was a good Governor.  He was my kind of Democrat, even in the '90s a dying breed.  You never wondered where his heart was about this country, or his support for a strong defense.  His address to the 2004 GOP Convention was epic, a stemwinder of a speech where he didn't give his party hell, he gave it the truth and they thought that was hell.  Here's just a sample:

Perhaps even more epic was the post speech interview where Chris Matthews tried to play word games with him for so long, and in such an aggravating way that Zell challenged him to a duel.

This Republic is less without him.  Rest in peace, Governor.


Anonymous said...

I always liked the man. Even as a Democrat, he had principles that were based on American ideals. He was honest. RIP Mr. Miller.

ProudHillbilly said...

Oh, damn. I really liked him and was sorry when he retired. He may have been the last Democrat I could have voted for.

Old NFO said...

RIP sir.

Ed Bonderenka said...

The Republic could use more of him, not less.