Sunday, September 11, 2011

Borrowing from other writers.
Also known as stealing from the best.

Mark Hatfield died last month. he was a Republican senator from Oregon. Your typical pro-social services, pro-education, pro-civil rights, anti-defense buildup Republican.

In other words, an extinct kind of Republican.

My friend Amelia wrote his obituary for our deadpool page. It's pretty terrific from top to bottom, but if you don't have the extra minute to read the whole thing, here are the last few lines.

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Visko Hatfield sat down with his father a few months ago as his health grew more fragile, he said. At the time, Visko asked what he could do for him.

"You need to save a life," said his father, who lived a life of public service.

"Whose life should I save?" Visko asked.

Hatfield's answer: "The first one you can."



1 comment:

Zoey and Me said...

Parallel thoughts include a favorite book I read, didn't like the movie too much, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I couldn't put it down.