Sunday, October 21

RIP Bomber Pilot

B-24, From Wikipedia
George McGovern passed away this weekend. Besides his notable life achievements that I will not attempt to recount here, he was the very first person I voted for in a Presidential election. As I recall, I think I was the only one in my ROTC detachment to vote for him. Later, for some of the same reasons that I've been tempted to sport a "Don't blame me, I voted for McCain" button, I actually DID have a "Don't blame me, I voted for McGovern" button during the ugly aftermath that led to Nixon resigning in disgrace.

George was one of a class that we are not likely to see again in our lifetimes. Many bicycle posts suggest "tailwinds." Tailwinds mean even more to an aviator.


Khal said...

What Steve said.

I cast my very first presidential vote for Sen. McGovern as well. I trust the Senator's new wings fit as well as his old ones.

Khal said...

Very nice obit here from Sen. Robert Dole.

Moopheus said...

The main difference between then and now is that then you could credibly argue that the alternative (a McGovern administration) would really have been better.

Steve A said...

Khal and Moopheus. Thanks. I also now respect Bob Dole more. One by one, they are passing quickly...

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