George McGovern Is Very Ill
Though we had a wonderful time with my father-in-law George McGovern two weekends ago - - talking politics and baseball at dinner, and seeing him give a short talk before a performance in Sioux Falls of Aaron Copeland's "Lincoln Portrait" Symphony, with George's taped narration - - things are changing in a worrisome way and he is in hospice, as various media are reporting.
Help us keep our fingers crossed for this good man.
Nice 2005 interview with this photo, here.
I get very angry at the Dick Cheneys and the [Donald] Rumsfelds and the George Bushes in this world who take us into these completely unnecessary and self-defeating wars. I felt that way about Vietnam; I feel that way about Iraq.
Not a fan of McGovern-Rowen politics, not by far. But, I will pray for your FIL, and may God ease your pain during these difficult times.
James, I've included a link to a piece I wrote about your father-in-law in 2008. He has always been a hero of mine.
I am proud to say that I voted for him in 1972
Thinking of your family at this time. And always thinking what a different world it would be had he won. Proud to have voted for him.
Thank you, Laurette and Ms. Wis/...Much appreciated.
I wanted to vote for him in '72, but didn't turn 18 until a year later. I'm so glad I had the chance to tell him in person at Sam's aldermanic fundraiser in 2007 that I continued to vote for him long after he ceased running for office.
A noble and decent man, admirable. Whose life both before and after politics is a model for us and our children.
Would that we could see more politicians, leaders, with his sense of decency, principle, humility and service, leavened always with with a winking, prairie humor.
I hope he has the time and energy to say goodbye to his kids and grandkids and, of course, to ttedbcsvote early. A good part of his work ethic and legacy was to amass a record of being there to vote in the Senate when the roll was called.
Thank you, Jim..
he warned about the corruption of the nixon administration during the '72 campaign. as with the walker recall, i wish more people had listened at the time.
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