Thursday, January 03, 2008

Tom Lantos (D-Cal.) To Retire

The Congress' only Holocaust survivor has announced he will retire after his current term, as he is suffering from esophogeal cancer.

The usual fulsome praise can be found in the Washington Post article. Don't expect anything better: I remember traveling to Lantos' district (near San Francisco International Airport) a few years back --- around election time --- seeing signs for his Green Party opponent, and thinking that the opponent made Lantos look like the reasonable candidate in that race.

What's really a pity is that Lantos won't be taking a few more malignancies with him when he departs.

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