Saturday, May 2, 2009

A FORMER PRO FOOTBALL QUARTERBACK, KEMP NEVER PASSED ON ANYTHING IN THE HOUSE

He was, without question a legendary Republican leader. Strong on the military and a fiscal conservative. But for those who knew him, he was always the smartest guy in the room. That was his legacy, besides being a college and pro football hero, a nine time member of the House, former Secretary of HUD, and a former running mate of Senator Bob Dole (pictured above).
I never agreed with most of his political ideologies or conservative stances, but he always seemed like a decent man. A man of his word. We need more men in government with those traits. And now, at the age of 73, he is gone. and that's a shame, because as the GOP seeks to rebuild itself, they need all the role models they can get there hands on. Eric Cantor and Michael Steele take note. Jack Kemp, dead at the age of 73, and he lived every day of it.

2 comments:

Papa Giorgio, M.A.T.S. said...

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Good video.

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Kim said...

And good for Kemp to take the high road, which he almost always did. I don't have to mirror someone's politics to admit who is a class act. Kemp during his debate with Al Gore especially brought this out. There aren't enough statesmen in the government anymore. The new guys are slash and burn, soundbyte media darlings. Not exactly the stuff that political legends are made of, like Jack Kemp.