The death of two political originals

Silvio Canto, Jr.
We just heard that former Governor William Scranton died. Just the day before, we learned that Lindy Boggs passed away.  They were both in their late 90s. 

I remember both of these political figures. I don't think that they make them like that anymore. Scranton was a RINO before we knew what RINOs were, and Boggs was one of those Southern Democrats that went out of business with President Nixon's Southern Strategy.  

Boggs was really unique and i used to love her accent.  She was elected to the House after her husband was presumed dead when a plane was lost in Alaska.  She was also the first woman to preside over a national convention in 1976, the year Jimmy Carter was nominated by the Democrats. Her daughter is Cokie Roberts of ABC News and her son is a lawyer and lobbyst.

Scranton had a very distinguished career.  He was elected governor of Pennsylvania.  He challenged Barry Goldwater in '64 and then he was a foreign policy adviser and eventually became Ambassador to the UN.  

Things change and maybe politicians do too.  However, it is fun to think that I grew up watching people like these two.  They had a lot of class!  I miss that today specially when I watch Senator Reid go on the US Senate floor and say that someone told him that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes.

We just heard that former Governor William Scranton died. Just the day before, we learned that Lindy Boggs passed away.  They were both in their late 90s. 

I remember both of these political figures. I don't think that they make them like that anymore. Scranton was a RINO before we knew what RINOs were, and Boggs was one of those Southern Democrats that went out of business with President Nixon's Southern Strategy.  

Boggs was really unique and i used to love her accent.  She was elected to the House after her husband was presumed dead when a plane was lost in Alaska.  She was also the first woman to preside over a national convention in 1976, the year Jimmy Carter was nominated by the Democrats. Her daughter is Cokie Roberts of ABC News and her son is a lawyer and lobbyst.

Scranton had a very distinguished career.  He was elected governor of Pennsylvania.  He challenged Barry Goldwater in '64 and then he was a foreign policy adviser and eventually became Ambassador to the UN.  

Things change and maybe politicians do too.  However, it is fun to think that I grew up watching people like these two.  They had a lot of class!  I miss that today specially when I watch Senator Reid go on the US Senate floor and say that someone told him that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes.