Voices from Russia

Sunday, 21 October 2012

George McGovern Dies at 90… Nixon Used Dirty Tricks to Defeat Him in 1972

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George McGovern, a proud liberal who argued fervently against the Vietnam War as a US Senator (DSD), and who suffered one of the most crushing defeats in presidential election history against Richard Nixon in 1972, died before dawn Sunday. He was 90. A spokesman for McGovern’s family, Steve Hildebrand, told the AP by telephone that McGovern died at 05.15 CDT (03.15 PDT 06.15 EDT 11.15 UTC 14.15 MSK 19.15 AEDT) Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls SD, surrounded by family and lifelong friends. A family statement released by Hildebrand said, “We’re blessed to know that our father lived a long, successful, and productive life, advocating for the hungry, being a progressive voice for millions, and fighting for peace. He continued giving speeches, writing, and advising all the way up to and past his 90th birthday, which he celebrated this summer”.

20 October 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_21/Former-US-senator-George-McGovern-dead-at-90/

Editor’s Note:

George McGovern was no pacifist. He was a decorated bomber pilot in World War II; he willingly served his country in combat (unlike Willard Romney). He wasn’t a wild-eyed radical (again, unlike Willard Romney); as he put it simply, “You don’t get elected from South Dakota by being a radical”. He was a man of conviction, grace, and standards, defeated by an opponent with no scruples about lying about him. George McGovern was a man who stood by what he believed in… a rare commodity in politics. May God grant him rest and solace to his family…

Вечная память

BMD

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Family: Ex-Senator George McGovern “No Longer Responsive”… Pray that He Has a Blessed Passing

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The family of ex-US Senator George McGovern said that the 90-year-old is “no longer responsive” in hospice care. McGovern’s family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through Avera McKennan Hospital. His daughter, Ann McGovern, earlier told the AP that her father is “nearing the end” and appears restful and peaceful. She says it’s a blessing that she and other family members are able to be with him. McGovern was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1972, losing to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide. He was a member of the US House of Representatives from 1957 to 1961 and a US Senator from 1963 to 1981; he was a leader in his party’s liberal wing during that time. In recent years, he turned his focus to world hunger.

18 October 2012

Associated Press

As quoted in Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/family-ex-sen-mcgovern-no-longer-responsive-193847961.html

Editor’s Note:

Our world’s the poorer for the coming passing of George McGovern. Unlike Willard Romney, he willingly served his country at the front in a combat post in a time of war (he volunteered when the war broke out)… he didn’t run away to be a “missionary” using daddy’s political pull. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot, flying 35 missions over German-occupied Europe, winning a Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous emergency landing of his damaged plane, thus, saving his crew. That’s true “true grit” and guts. Compare this mensch and chelovek to some of the bozos on the political scene today… no comparison, is there?

Say a prayer that Almighty God receives his faithful servant George… that’s our obligation as believing and practising Christians.

BMD

 

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