This truely saddens me. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Mr. Moynihan about 12 years ago and was immediately impressed that he was the rare
politician who really does care.
I felt sorry for him as he was forced to endorse Hillary Clinton, I know he hated her and other "modern" Democrats. He was among the finest of the
"old garde" of Democrate senators.
He will be missed.
Following is the statement by President Bush:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
March 26, 2003
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
Laura and I are saddened by the death of Senator Daniel Patrick
Moynihan. Senator Moynihan was an intellectual pioneer and a trusted
advisor to Presidents of both parties. I appreciated his service to my
Administration as Co-Chairman of my Commission to Strengthen Social
Security. Representing the people of New York for 24 years, Senator
Moynihan was a leader in the Senate and was recognized for his
commitment to free trade, Social Security, freedom for people around
the world, and equal opportunity for all Americans. He committed his
life to service and will be sorely missed. We express our deepest
sympathies to Senator Moynihan's family.
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