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Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Monday, March 12, 2007

Senator Eagleton

When Senator Eagleton died last Sunday, most news articles and talking heads mentioned the 1972 election. Eagleton was nominated as vice-president and then forced off the ticket by McGovern when it was disclosed that Eagleton had undergone treatment for depression.

However we shouldn't forget that Eagleton was central to the passage of the Clean Water Act and sponsored legislation that halted the bombing of Cambodia.

At his memorial Mass the announcer said that Senator Eagleton had written a note. In the note, he instructed us to "...go forth in peace and love, be kind to dogs and vote Democratic."

What a great mantra and a great way to remember a great American.

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