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.