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Goodbye Mr. Thurmond

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posted on Jun, 26 2003 @ 10:26 PM

Good Bye Strom.

"WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, a one-time Democratic segregationist who helped fuel the rise of the modern conservative Republican Party in the South, died Thursday at 100.

Thurmond, whose physical and political endurance were legendary — he holds the record for solo Senate filibustering — retired on Jan. 5, 2003 at the age of 100 after more than 48 years in office.

His voting record was pro-defense, anti-communist and staunchly conservative. His devotion to constituent services was legendary. He was a lifelong physical fitness buff, who shunned tobacco and alcohol and was known for his vigorous handshake. He had a storied, lifelong reputation as a ladies man.

Thurmond's racial politics changed over the years as blacks began voting in large numbers. He became the first Southern senator to hire a black aide, supported the appointment of a black Southern federal judge and voted to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday. "

Well, I will have to give my condolences to the owner of my old house, his daughter.


[Edited on 27-6-2003 by xaos]

posted on Jun, 28 2003 @ 09:46 PM
I got the news via email--and i'm not sorry to say that i don't grieve his passing. Seems the strong die young and the weak die suffering. Tru politican was Mr. Thurmond. tis what it is.

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 06:09 PM


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