Jack Murtha gone…
Democrats have already begun using Rep. John Murtha’s death from complications of gall bladder surgery as a reason to avoid tort reform, much as they tried to use Ted Kennedy’s death to push their hideous health reform bills through Congress.
So Pelosi has lost not merely her best bully, but also another vote for health reform in the House. I have nothing good to say about Murtha. I’m old enough to remember the Abscam scandal, which Murtha spent two decades lying about, but what truly reduced him to subhuman level for me was his careless condemnation of the Haditha marines, all the more disgusting because he was once a Marine himself.
I have known a good many Marines, and Murtha was the only ex-Marine amongst them, proving the exception to the “Once a Marine, always a Marine” saying. I will shed no more tears for him than I did for Ted Kennedy. Two powerful and powerfully corrupt men are gone. Good riddance.