Thursday, September 6, 2007

Leaving a monument

Sixty-eight is still young nowadays, so it's sad when even a Congressman dies at that age. But there's something about this story that's not sitting right with me - the lack of prompt details.

What was the cause of death - an attack of conscience over the subprime mortgage fiasco? Yeah, right, a man with his fingerprints all over the early Bushist bankruptcy legislation? Did he even have a conscience? Maybe he felt up to his neck in keening concern for the poor, poor financial institutions.

Personally, I'd be ashamed if my headstone should say, "Beggared the destitute on behalf of credit card companies."

Update: Apparently, he fell, and the DC police needed time to rule out foul play.

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