Friday, December 21, 2007

One more word on Tom Murphy

I've been covering former Speaker of the House Tom Murphy's funeral today, and I think my favorite comment has come from U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives during Murphy's rule.

Few things define a man's life so well as what his opponents say about him when he's gone.
"I was the minority leader for 8 years and he didn't like Republicans at all. But he respected every one, too. He's the toughest guy in business or politics I ever ran across, but he was also the fairest. He was as honest as the day is long and he could forgive. ... You can't say anything better about a person than that."
- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson

UPDATE: I thought this was interesting. It's a list of the 22 people who have lain in state at the Capitol.

1 comment:

Nick said...

Any list with both Coretta Scott King and Jefferson Davis on it is extremely interesting. I could only with this list included Dr. King though! Good stuff Fain.