Political analyst Stu Rothenberg and USA Today commentary editor Jill Lawrence join Ken to remember those in the political world who died this year — it’s the Political Junkie 2019 Remembrances Special.
Among the many whose careers were discussed include:
— Ross Perot, billionaire independent presidential candidate
— Lyndon LaRouche, eccentric presidential also-ran, and cult figure
— Elijah Cummings, 23-year Democratic member of the House from Baltimore
— Birch Bayh, former Indiana senator (D) who led the fight for 2 constitutional amendments
— Dick Lugar, former Indiana senator (R) and a leader in the battle to curtail nuclear weapons
— Fritz Hollings, tart-tongued South Carolinian senator who sought the presidency
— John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House
— John Conyers, the longest-serving African American in congressional history
— John Paul Stevens, a liberal Supreme Court justice appointed by a Republican president
— William Ruckelshaus, whose career came to an end when he refused a Nixon order
— Cokie Roberts, who broke glass ceilings in a long career as a congressional reporter
We hope you will join in our celebration of their lives.
Music used in this podcast:
Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton