Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Goodbye, Mr. Helms

You know, I have a rule to never take joy in someone's death, no matter how odious the person.

However, I make one exception: Jesse Helms.

Knowing that he's gone from this world is really one of the greatest feelings of relief I've ever known. I can't say how many times I wanted to read this news when I was in my twenties or thirties.

Here's why. And here. Oh, and this. Anyone remember this little doozy? Here's a nice little compendium of favorite Helms quotes for your memorial scrapbook.

Could it have been the thought of a President Obama that sent Helms scurrying off to the great hereafter? Had to get off the planet before the abomination came, I suppose. In any event, it was a Happy July 4th (for the rest of us....).

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