We lost one of the good guys today, very sadly. John Murtha (D-PA) was a man who grew up with pretty mainstream blue-collar roots, but he emerged as a champion of the litte guy. He opposed the war in Iraq outspokenly, and with some authority since he had served in the military himself.
He was plagued with ethical scandals, but never found guilty of any wrongdoing.
Indeed, in the end, he was one of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives. And he was a genuine, regular, nice guy. He will be greatly missed. Jennifer