Weekends are for relaxing and reflection. Looking backward and ahead. [And this time of year, hoping the damned temperature does in fact rise or the weather guys will have a lot of explaining to do!]
We've begun to contemplate the passing of an era with Byron Dorgan's retirement announcement. Because he wasn't one of the posturers and preeners who feel it is their divine right to always show up on the pundit shows, he may not have been the best known of senators outside our own North Dakota borders.
But those who know him know well what a legacy of honor and regard he has amassed.
Two tales to tell about the Senator you may not know so well.
Thanks to Brendan for this milemarker [yeah, I know, I don't often venture into conservative blogospherics either]: A soft spot for Senator Dorgan.
And to Barbara for this: Minnesota Senators lose key ally. Kinda makes you wonder how much better this country could have fared had Dorgan been Obama's mentor, too, instead of Loathsome you-know-who.
We salute our heroes. Some are on the nation's stage, or the world's.
And some — we carry them with us in our hearts, right, Barbara?
crossposted at firedoglake's The Seminal and Clotheslineblog
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