Friday, October 25, 2002

Sad News

Paul Wellstone's politics always seemed impossible to me, but boy-oh-boy did he run a great race 12 years ago to defeat the incumbent Rudy Boschwitz (R) and take his place as the Senator from Minnesota. Wellstone worked so hard his legs hurt from walking and his fingers hurt from shaking hands. He was outspent and out-gunned, but people took a shine to him because he just wouldn't quit.

He died today in a plane crash, along with his wife, his daughter and three campaign workers. He was 58 years old.